Economic Impact Report 2020

Contribution to our economy

Fertilizer is feeding Canada’s economy.

$23.6

Billion

Total economic impact

$12.7

Billion

Contributed to GDP

76830

Employed in the industry

$5.1

Billion

wages paid annually

From manufacturing, to mining and processing, to transport and storage, to wholesale, to retail, the fertilizer industry keeps Canada’s economy growing. 

A major employer, the industry supports over 76,000 jobs directly and indirectly throughout the supply chain, and contributes over $5 billion in wages paid annually. We’re proud that last year’s total economic impact from the industry surpassed $23.5 billion, with $12.7 billion contributed to Canada’s GDP.

Economic impact by sector

SectorEmployeesWagesGDPEconomy
Manufacturing28,933$1.9 B$4.5 B$10 B
Mining and Processing15,128$1.2 B$4.6 B$7 B
Transport and Storage 7,451$475.1 M$878.2 M$1.8 B
Wholesale8,440$490 M$881.7 M$1.6 B
Retail16,878$980 M$1.8 B$3.8 B

Trade

Canada’s fertilizer industry is export-driven, representing roughly 2% of all Canadian exports, shipped to over 75 countries.

Exports of fertilizer in 2019 worth US $5.61 Billion

Imports of fertilizer in 2019 were worth US $1.58 Billion

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