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Stocks of frozen and chilled meats, January 1, 2019

Released: 2019-02-14

Stocks of frozen and chilled meats in cold storage totalled 123 441 tonnes as of January 1, up 13.4% from October 1, 2018.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Canadian stocks of frozen and chilled meats
Canadian stocks of frozen and chilled meats

Compared with October, stocks of frozen pork meats increased by 7.4%, while stocks of frozen beef meats were up 30.5% on January 1, 2019. Compared with the same month a year earlier, stocks of frozen pork meats decreased 8.5%, while stocks of frozen beef meats were up 28.6%.

Stocks of frozen pork meats remain the largest frozen and chilled meat available in Canada (69 264 tonnes), followed by stocks of frozen beef meats (40 802 tonnes).

Geographically, Quebec continued to hold the largest portion of stocks of frozen pork meats with 53.0% as of January 1, followed by Manitoba (16.3%).

Chart 2  Chart 2: Stocks of frozen and chilled pork meats
Stocks of frozen and chilled pork meats

  Note to readers

This release contains data on stock holdings for various cuts of pork, beef, veal, mutton and lamb, and fancy meats at the national level, as well as total red meats at the regional level. This release also contains the holdings of imported meat at the national level for the same periods.

Contact information

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