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International Trade Partners

In 2016, Saskatchewan agriculture exports were the second largest on record with  total sales of $14.4 billion to 147 different countries. Agriculture exports have increased more than 70 per cent since 2010.  Saskatchewan agri-food exports are a cornerstone of the province's trade-based economy, accounting for more than half of total exports.  Saskatchewan is home to approximately 40 per cent of Canada's farmland and is a world leader in the supply of consistent, high-quality products required by the world's fastest-growing countries.

Saskatchewan’s top-ten destinations for exports (and the value of those exports in 2016):

  • United States:  $3.6 billion
  • China:  $2.4 billion
  • India:  $1.1 billion
  • Japan:  $970 million
  • Mexico:  $623 million
  • Pakistan:  $548 million
  • United Arab Emirates:  $466 million
  • Turkey:  $460 million
  • Bangladesh:  $410 million
  • Algeria:  $355 million

In total, 13 countries were the recipients of more than $200 million in Saskatchewan agri-food exports, making Saskatchewan agriculture the most diversified market of any industry sector in the Canadian economy.

In 2016, Saskatchewan exported:

  • 98 per cent of Canada's lentil exports
  • 94 per cent of Canada's pea exports
  • 91 per cent of Canada's canary seed exports
  • 84 per cent of Canada's durum exports
  • 81 per cent of Canada's flaxseed exports
  • 78 per cent of Canada's chickpea exports
  • 60 per cent of Canada's oat exports
  • 57 per cent of Canada's mustard exports
  • 52 per cent of Canada's canola seed exports
  • 51 per cent of Canada's canola meal exports
  • 49 per cent of Canada's canola oil exports
  • 47 per cent of Canada's barley exports
  • 38 per cent of Canada's non-durum wheat exports
  • 33 per cent of Canada’s rye exports

In 2016, though the World trade stats are subject to revisions, Saskatchewan exported:

  • 66 per cent of the world's canary seed exports
  • 62 per cent of the world's lentil exports
  • 45 per cent of the world's pea exports
  • 34 per cent of the world's oat exports
  • 32 per cent of the world's durum exports
  • 30 per cent of the world's canola meal exports
  • 28 per cent of the world's flaxseed exports
  • 26 per cent of the world's mustard seed exports
  • 24 per cent of the world's canola seed exports
  • 21 per cent of the world's canola oil exports
  • 5 per cent of the world’s chickpea exports
  • 5 per cent of the world's rye exports
  • 4 per cent of the world's non-durum wheat exports
  • 2 per cent of the world's barley exports

Lastly, in 2016, Saskatchewan produced:

  • 99 per cent of Canada's chickpeas
  • 84 per cent of Canada's lentils
  • 82 per cent of Canada's flaxseed
  • 80 per cent of Canada's durum
  • 69 per cent of Canada's mustard
  • 53 per cent of Canada's oats
  • 53 per cent of Canada's canola
  • 49 per cent of Canada's dry peas

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