Alberta Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sales, 2012-2017

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 Agri-Food Statistics Update - Issue No. FOOD17-1
Collected from a variety of sources, the Statistics and Data Development Section monitors statistical indicators of agri-food activity for Alberta. The Agri-Food Statistics Update is designed to provide users with commentary on current issues, trends and new developments related to agriculture and the food and beverage processing industries. Up-to-date statistics are supplemented with informative charts and diagrams. To gauge Alberta’s performance, comparative data and information are often available for Canada and the provinces.

Manufacturing sales data are generated from two establishment based surveys conducted by Statistics Canada:
(a) The Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM) collects monthly estimates of sales of goods manufactured, inventories and orders.
(b) The Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging (ASML) collects principal industrial statistics (revenue, employment, salaries and wages, costs of materials/supplies, energy, water utility as well as inventories).
(c) Data are shown in current dollars.

Please visit the following website for a complete listing of Agri-Food Statistics Update releases:$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sdd5270

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This Update presents 2012-2016 annual and 2017 first quarter (January to March) manufacturing sales for Alberta’s food and beverage processing industries.

Key Messages

  • In 2016, food and beverage manufacturing represented the largest manufacturing industry in Alberta (23.3 per cent of total manufacturing sales). This was followed by chemical manufacturing (21.1 per cent) and petroleum and coal product manufacturing industries (20.3 per cent).
  • Food and beverage manufacturing sales in 2016 reached a record $14.6 billion, up 9.2 per cent over 2015. The increase was mainly due to higher sales in dairy, grain and oilseed milling, and meat product manufacturing industries. The largest food and beverage processing segment is meat product manufacturing, accounting for over one-half (53.9 per cent or $7.3 billion) of total manufacturing sales in 2016. Alberta’s meat sales also accounted for 26.5 per cent of total Canadian meat sales ($27.6 billion), ranking second behind Ontario (34.9 per cent or $9.6 billion).
  • In the first quarter of 2017 (January to March), food and beverage manufacturing sales totalled $3.4 billion, a marginal decline of 0.3 per cent from the same period in 2016. The industry represented 20.4 per cent of the province’s total manufacturing sales ($16.7 billion).
Manufacturing sales refers to the value of goods manufactured from own materials whether at the business unit (plant, mill or factory) or at any other subcontracted manufacturing plant located in Canada. Sales include goods that were shipped earlier on consignment, sales shipped to foreign countries for which customs entry forms have been prepared, charges for installation of manufactured goods where installation is part of sale and the book value of goods sold for rental. Sales exclude transfers into inventory and consignment sales, shipping charges by common or contract carriers, discounts and returns, federal and provincial sales taxes and excise duties and taxes and sales of goods purchased for resale.

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This information published to the web on August 24, 2017.