Flowers Canada Growers floriculture stats update
April 6, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
April 10, 2023 – Flowers Canada Growers has released their latest monthly barometer assessment on the position of the Canadian floriculture sector.
Using data from Statistics Canada, the update looks at exports and imports pre and post-COVID.
This monthly update notes that “as this data pertains to January 2023 information, there is only one data point available for 2023.”
Between March 2022 and January 2023, inflation-adjusted exports were up 43.3 per cent from the same period pre-COVID average. Exports were up by 2.3 per cent over the same period last year, from March 2021 to December 2022.
This monthly update splits imports into three categories; input, competitive and neutral.
Input imports were those used by domestic growers to grow their outputs. In this category, from March 2022 to January 2023, inflation-adjusted input imports were up 26 per cent from the same pre-COVID period. They were down 3.8 per cent over the same period last year of March. 2021 to December 2022.
Competitive imports are imports that compete against the outputs of domestic growers. From March 2022 to January 2023, inflation-adjusted competitive imports are up by 5.3 per cent. They are down by 2.8 per cent over the same period of March 2021 to December 2022.
Neutral imports are those that classify as either of the previous two imports. From March 2022 to January 2023, these imports were up by an inflation-adjusted 38.6 per cent over the same pre-COVID period. They were also up by 7.5 per cent over the same period of March 2021 to January 2022.
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