Description of infographic – African swine fever: Economic impact
African swine fever poses a significant risk to the Canadian pork industry and the Canadian economy
A world supplier of pork
- Canada is the third-largest pork exporting country in both value and volume and represents about 20% of world pork trade.
Canadian pork in world demand
- In 2017, over 1.2 million tonnes of pork, valued at $4 billion, was exported to over 100 countries.
- Top three markets for Canadian pork:
- United States
Canadian pork – an economic engine
- The pork industry contributes 103,000 direct and indirect jobs that, in turn, generate $23.8 billion when farms, inputs, processing and pork exports are included.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risk of ASF
- On-farm biosecurity is key to helping prevent diseases from developing and spreading.
- Careful sourcing of animals, products and by-products, including feed and feed ingredients is important.
- If you have been abroad and visited a farm or have come in contact with any wild animals, you should wait 14 days to visit any farm in Canada.