Contribution to our economy
Fertilizer is feeding Canada’s economy.
Total economic impact
Contributed to GDP
Employed in the industry
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
|Manufacturing||28,933||$1.9 B||$4.5 B||$10 B|
|Mining and Processing||15,128||$1.2 B||$4.6 B||$7 B|
|Transport and Storage||7,451||$475.1 M||$878.2 M||$1.8 B|
|Wholesale||8,440||$490 M||$881.7 M||$1.6 B|
|Retail||16,878||$980 M||$1.8 B||$3.8 B|
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