Saskatchewan Agri-Food Exports Up 75 Per Cent in Q1

Leading Saskatchewan exports continue to be canola oil, canola seed, non-durum wheat, durum and lentils.

High agri-food prices, in some cases by as much as 100 percent relative to 2021, and increased supply are fuelling the growth in export volume and value for the first three months in 2023. Crop production in Saskatchewan rebounded from the 2021 drought, doubling the volume of Saskatchewan exports for the first three months of 2023.

The export numbers build from a solid foundation in 2022 where Saskatchewan exported a record $18.5 billion in agri-food products. Saskatchewan’s numbers demonstrate the sector is on its way to reaching the target of growing Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports to $20 billion by 2030, as outlined in Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan.

“Increased export numbers demonstrate the strength and resilience of our agri-food sector,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “Trade statistics like these reinforce Saskatchewan’s sustainability story internationally, showing global investors that Saskatchewan producers are in an excellent position to feed the world today and in the future.”

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