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Mushroom Growers' Survey, 2017

Released: 2018-06-20

Sales of mushrooms

$528 million


4.1% increase

(annual change)

Canadian mushroom growers produced 132,556 short tons of mushrooms in 2017, up 1.3% from 2016. Most of the production (94.1%) was sold to the fresh market. Canadian domestic exports of fresh or chilled Agaricus mushrooms increased 2.8% in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Ontario accounted for the largest share of production (52.5%), followed by British Columbia (39.4%).

The total value of Canadian mushrooms rose 4.1% from 2016 to $527.6 million, mainly attributable to higher prices. The price of mushrooms rose 2.8% in 2017 to $3,980 per ton.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Provincial production of mushrooms, 2017
Provincial production of mushrooms, 2017

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