Canadian tomatoes, from farm to fork

Release date: May 18, 2021
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Canadian tomatoes, from farm to fork

Field tomatoes

Canadian farmers planted 15,515 acres of field tomatoes in 2020.

Total production of field tomatoes, 2020

  • Weight (tonnes): 542,570
  • Sales Value (in $ millions): 116.9

Greenhouse tomatoes

In 2020, fresh market tomatoes were the primary vegetable (256.4 million kg) produced in greenhouses across Canada, valued at $665.9 million.


Top producers of greenhouse tomatoes, 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Top producers of greenhouse tomatoes. The information is grouped by Province (appearing as row headers), Quantity Produced (in million kg) (appearing as column headers).
Province Quantity Produced (in million kg)
Ontario 181.8
British Columbia 37.3
Quebec 23.3

Tomato exports

Where are Canadian tomatoes consumed?

Top 5 countries for domestic tomato exports in 2020:


Domestic tomato exports in 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Domestic tomato exports in 2020. The information is grouped by Country (appearing as row headers), Quantity Exported (kg) (appearing as column headers).
Country Quantity Exported (kg)
United States 151.3 million
Japan 1.5 million
Taiwan 135,495
China 55,019
Jamaica 23,411

In 2020, 172.7 million kg of fresh tomato exports (domestic and re-exports) were transported by road.

Retail price of tomatoes

In December 2020, the average retail price of tomatoes was highest in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and lowest in Ontario.


Average retail price of tomatoes in December 2020
Table summary
This table displays the results of Average retail price of tomatoes in December 2020. The information is grouped by Province (appearing as row headers), Price (in $/kg) (appearing as column headers).
Province Price (in $/kg)
Newfoundland and Labrador 7.33
Ontario 5.5

Tomato availability per person

In 2019, there were…


Tomato availability per person in Canada, 2019
Table summary
This table displays the results of Tomato availability per person in Canada. The information is grouped by Tomato Commodity (appearing as row headers), Fresh Equivalent (appearing as column headers).
Tomato Commodity Fresh Equivalent
Fresh tomatoes 7.98 kg
Tomato juice 0.48 litres
Canned tomatoes 5.88 kg

… available per person in Canada (fresh equivalent).

Sources: Statistics Canada, Area, production and farm gate value of marketed vegetables, Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database, Food available in Canada, Monthly average retail prices for selected products, by province, Production and value of greenhouse fruits and vegetables; Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers.

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