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African swine fever: Economic impact

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African swine fever (ASF) poses a significant risk to the Canadian pork industry and the Canadian economy

  • Canada is the third-largest pork exporting country in both value and volume and represents about 14% of world pork trade.
  • In 2022, Canada exported 1.4 million tonnes of pork, valued at $4.8 billion CAD, to 77 countries.
  • The pork industry contributes to 88,000 direct and indirect jobs that, in turn, generate $24 billion when farms, inputs, processing and pork exports are included.
  • Top three markets for Canadian pork:
    • United States
    • Japan
    • China

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of ASF

Find out more

  • Learn how you can help prevent African swine fever from impacting Canada's economy.
    Visit inspection.canada.ca/ASF