Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry has posted a third consecutive year of record agri-food exports.
Agriculture minister David Marit says the total value of agri-food exports in 2022 reached 18.4 billion dollars.
The leading agri-food export commodities last year were canola oil, wheat, canola seed, lentils, durum and dry peas.
The top 5 international market destinations were the United States, China, Japan, Mexico and Algeria.
Marit says the numbers show progress toward the 20 billion dollar agri-food export target in the 2030 growth plan.
Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports are the second highest in Canada, behind Ontario which exported 23.8 billion dollars in 2022.
Saskatchewan’s total exports have grown by more than 20 billion dollars since 2012.