Canada's Food and Beverage Industry: Industrial Profile Autumn 2009
The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages,
November 2, 2009
This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada's Food and Beverage Industry.
- Strong Dollar—The strong Canadian dollar has hurt export growth and output
prices. With the dollar expected to stay close to parity with the U.S. dollar, this
will continue to be an issue.
- New Products—Companies have been able to attract consumers to new higher
value-added products with higher margins by providing increased convenience
or food with greater health benefits.
- Export Markets—Industry exports continue to grow despite the global recession.
Diversification away from the U.S. market is a key reason.