B.C. agriculture and seafood statistics publications

The publications and reports on this page provide a comprehensive economic overview of the agriculture, apiculture (bee) and seafood sectors in B.C.

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Interested in analyzing B.C.'s agriculture data yourself? You can obtain the raw data directly from Statistics Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. For Statistics Canada data visualization tools, check out The Agriculture Stats Hub.

Additional provincial statistical information can also be obtained from Data BC.

Sector Snapshot

The Sector Snapshot provides a brief summary on the performance of broad sectors within the B.C. agricultural industry. Sector information in the snapshots include:

  • Sales
  • GDP
  • International exports
  • Sector jobs
Year Agriculture, Seafood and Food Processing Agriculture Food and Beverage Manufacturing Seafood
2021 (PDF, 336 KB) (PDF, 314 KB) (PDF, 173 KB) (PDF, 374 KB)
2020 (PDF, 293 KB) (PDF, 284 KB) (PDF, 278 KB) (PDF, 388 KB)
2019 (PDF, 354 KB) (PDF, 325 KB) (PDF, 295 KB) (PDF, 366 KB)
2018 (PDF, 330 KB) (PDF, 275 KB) (PDF, 348 KB) (PDF, 349 KB)
2017 (PDF, 883 KB) (PDF, 485 KB) (PDF, 508 KB) (PDF, 412 KB)

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Sector tables 2021

British Columbia’s agrifood and seafood industry includes primary production in agriculture, aquaculture, commercial fisheries and the processing of food and beverages. Access the menu below to find downloadable sector tables in Excel format. 

Crops - Field Vegetables - Area, Production, and Value XLSX, 39 KB
Crops - Greenhouse Vegetables - Area, Production, and Value (updated 2023-01-31) XLSX, 28 KB
Crops - Floriculture, Nursery, Sod - Production and Sales XLSX, 38 KB
Crops - Fruits - Area Production and Value XLSX, 32 KB
Crops - Grain and Oilseeds - Select Prices XLSX, 16 KB
Crops - Grains, Oilseeds and other Field Crops - Production XLSX, 20 KB
Livestock - Farms XLSX, 35 KB
Livestock - Prices XLSX, 23 KB
Livestock - Red Meats, Dairy, Poultry, Eggs - Production Disposition XLSX, 34 KB
Livestock - Value of Pollination XLSX, 568 KB
Livestock - Honey Production XLSX, 19 KB


Seafood - Wild Commercial and Aquaculture (updated 2023-01-31) XLSX, 48 KB
Honey / Beekeeping Production & Market Values  XLSX, 16 KB
Farm Finance - Agricultural Farm Debt Outstanding XLSX, 19 KB
Farm Finance - Farm Income XLSX, 559 KB
Farm Finance - Farm and Consumer Price Indexes XLSX, 28 KB
Farm Finance - Farm Cash Receipts XLSX, 389 KB
Farm Finance - Farm Operating Expenses and Depreciation Charges XLSX, 27 KB
Labour Statistics (updated 2022-12-20) XLSX, 181 KB
Exports XLSX, 14 KB
Manufacturing - Establishment Location Count XLSX, 19 KB
Manufacturing - Food and Beverage Sales XLSX, 21 KB
Economics - Canadian per capita Food Consumption XLSX, 32 KB
Economics - Establishment Location Count XLSX, 18 KB
Economics - GDP Contribution by Sector XLSX, 28 KB
Economics - Domestic Purchase XLSX, 14 KB


Fast Stats

Based on Statistics Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada data, Fast Stats provides a detailed and long-term look at B.C.’s agriculture, seafood and food and beverage processing sectors. Information in this publication includes:

  • Production and price data
  • Employment and economic indicators
  • Value of goods
  • Income and expenses

The publication of Fast Stats has been discontinued. Sector data for years from 2021 is published in the Sector Tables section on this page.

Year Fast Stats
2020 (PDF, 3 MB) (Updated March 2022)
2019 (PDF, 2.5 MB)
2018 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
2017 (PDF, 4.3 MB)

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Export highlights

Annual summaries of the B.C. agriculture and seafood industry’s many export commodities and top markets.

Year Export highlights
2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB) (Updated March 2022)
2019 (PDF, 3 MB)
2018 (PDF, 1 MB)
2017 (PDF, 1 MB)

Bee survey and production statistics

The B.C. Government releases annual summary reports after surveying beekeepers for the farm gate value for the crop year of their sales of wax, pollen, bee stock, pollination and honey. Learn more about the B.C. Bee Production Survey.

Year Production statistics
2022 (PDF, 170 KB)
2021 (PDF, 170 KB)
2020 (PDF, 170 KB)
2019 (PDF, 28 KB)
2018 (PDF, 22 KB)

View national and provincial production and value of honey from Statistics Canada.

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Market analysis

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides ongoing market intelligence reports on agriculture, food and seafood. Filter reports by market, sector, type of report and year published.

Year in Review

The Year in Review publications are a compilation of stories and statistics highlighting all the agricultural sectors in B.C.. Information in these two publications include:

  • Revenue and sales
  • Export highlights and international markets
  • Production figures
  • Regional distribution of products
Year Agrifood Industry
Year in Review
Seafood Year in Review
2018 (PDF, 1.8 MB) (PDF, 1.1 MB)
2017 (PDF, 2.6 MB) (PDF, 2.6 MB)