REGINA, SASK. Canada is an agriculture trade heavyweight, with more farm products moving across Canadian borders per capita than any other country, according to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) annual report on global trade.
Compared to all other countries by population, Canada has a higher combined value of agriculture and agri-food imports and exports, says FCC Ag Economics: A 2014 Look at Global Trade.
In 2013, Canadas agricultural imports and exports were worth more than US$2,100 per person, followed by Australia at US$1,900 per person, the report says.
By dollar value, Canada ranks fifth among agricultural exporters, behind the European Union, the United States, Brazil, and China, FCC reports. Canada is the sixth largest importer of agricultural products, largely due to relatively high incomes and year-round demand for fresh produce without a local supply.