Net farm income by province

Release date: November 26, 2019

The data used to create this interactive web application is from the following listed data tables:

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Figures may not add to totals because of rounding.


Net cash income of farm businesses is derived by subtracting operating expenses from farm cash receipts. It represents the amount of cash generated by the farm business that is available for debt repayment, investment or withdrawal by the operators.

Realized net income of farm businesses is derived by subtracting depreciation and adding income-in-kind to net cash income. It represents the financial flows, both cash and non-cash, attributable to the farm businesses, similar to an income statement. It represents the net income from transactions in a given year in that it includes the sale of commodities regardless of the year they were produced.

Total net income measures the financial flows and stock changes of farm businesses (net cash income minus depreciation plus income-in-kind and value of inventory change). It represents the return to owner's equity, unpaid labour, management and risk. Total net income values agriculture economic production during the year that the agricultural goods were produced.

Components of these net farm income measures

+ Total cash receipts
- Operating expenses after rebates
= Net cash income
+ Income in kind
- Depreciation charges
= Realized net income
+ Value of inventory change
= Total net income

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