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Poultry and egg statistics, March 2015 and annual 2014

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Released: 2015-05-27

Egg production increased 3.9% in March from the same month a year earlier to 56.6 million dozen.

Egg production reached 666.6 million dozen in 2014, up 0.4% from 2013. The value of egg sales increased 0.2% from 2013 to $1.2 billion.

Placements of hatchery chicks on farms declined 3.5% to 56.3 million birds in April compared with the same month a year earlier.

Stocks of frozen poultry meat in cold storage on May 1, 2015, were up 6.0% from the same date a year earlier to 66 492 tonnes.

Canadian farmers produced 1.3 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2014. Chicken, including stewing hens, accounted for 86.7% of all poultry meat produced, up 1.6% from 2013. Turkey production stood at 167 899 tonnes in 2014, down 0.2% from the previous year. Sales of poultry meat, including turkey, decreased 2.8% to $2.8 billion.

  Note to readers

Poultry and egg statistics are available for Canada and the provinces.

Data on egg production are available for March 2015. Data on the placements of hatchery chicks and turkey poults are available for April 2015. Data on stocks of frozen eggs and poultry meats as well as edible dried egg products are available for May 2015.

Annual data on poultry and egg production are available for 2014.

Revisions

With this release, the poultry and egg statistics data series have been historically revised.

Data on egg production, placements of hatchery chicks and turkey poults, and stocks of frozen eggs and poultry meats as well as edible dried egg products have been revised back to January 2012. This is the result of revisions to administrative data and survey data.

Data on the production and value of poultry meat have been revised back to January 2006. This is the result of updates and revisions to administrative data, the replacement of estimated figures with actual values, and updates to factors. Newly available administrative and survey data have also been integrated. In addition, data on the production and value of poultry meat have been revised following the release of data from the 2011 Census of Agriculture.

Details are available upon request.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; statcan.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.statcan@canada.ca).

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