Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry has struggled over the years due to stagnant per capita meat consumption. Additionally, disease outbreaks and a growing awareness of the health risks associated with red meat consumption have threatened Canadian appetites for steaks and fresh meats. In the next five years, the economy is anticipated to rebound and consumer sentiment is expected to improve, increasing industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Due to high and mounting transportation costs, Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing establishments in Canada are strategically located near sources of key upstream industries (e.g. beef cattle, pig and chicken farming operations). Firms must also remain within a serviceable distance to large city markets. As a result, the establishments are mainly concentrated in the provinces with the highest populations: Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
Ontario, which accounts for the largest share of the Canadian population at about 38.8%, holds the majority of industry establishments at an estimated 32.2% of the total. Similarly, Quebec houses about 25.6% of total industry operations, while accounting for about 23.1% of the nation's population... purchase to read more