Christmas trees… by the numbers
- Growth in revenue for Canadian Christmas tree growers
- Growing Christmas trees
- Fresh-cut Christmas trees for export
- Artificial Christmas trees
Here are the facts on Christmas trees in Canada.
(Last updated: October 16, 2014)
Growth in revenue for Canadian Christmas tree growers
Cash receipts (current dollars) for fresh-cut Christmas trees increased in 2013.
- $55.2 million — The value of farm cash receipts for Christmas trees in Canada in 2013, up 6.1% from $52.1 million in 2012.
Source: CANSIM, table 002-0001.
Growing Christmas trees
Both the number of farms and the area devoted to growing Christmas trees declined from 2006 to 2011.
- 2,381 — The number of farms that grew Christmas trees in Canada in 2011. Most Christmas tree farms are in Ontario, where 647 farms reported. According to the 2011 Census of Agriculture, this agricultural activity is concentrated in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick.
- 54.4 acres — The average area of land per farm allocated to growing Christmas trees in Quebec in 2011. Quebec’s Christmas tree farms are, on average, the largest in Canada.
Source: CANSIM, table 004-0218.
See also: Thematic maps from the Census of Agriculture, Christmas tree area, 2011.
Fresh-cut Christmas trees for export
Canada is a net exporter of fresh-cut Christmas trees.
- $27.9 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2013.
- 1,574,847 — The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2013.
- $25.5 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2013.
- 1,535,836 — The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2013.
- $4.6 million — The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees imported from the United States to Canada in 2013.
Fresh-cut Christmas trees were also exported to:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- Netherlands Antilles
- Russian Federation
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- United Arab Emirates
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|Source: Statistics Canada, International Accounts and Trade Division.|
Artificial Christmas trees
- $56.2 million — The total value of artificial Christmas trees imported to Canada in 2013, up from $49.5 million in 2012.
- $55.0 million — The value of artificial Christmas trees imported to Canada from China in 2013, up from $48.5 million in 2012.
Source: Statistics Canada, International Accounts and Trade Division.
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