Floriculture in Canada

This article is about floriculture in Canada.

In 2001, the Canadian floriculture industry was valued at $904 million CAD.[1] To give a more recent figure, Canadian floricultural farm cash receipts in 2013 totalled $1.09 billion CAD.[2] In 2011, there were 2,278 floricultural farms in Canada.[3]

Of the provinces, Ontario has the greatest share in this industry—nearly 45% in 2004.[4] Correspondingly Ontario dominates in exports to the U.S.[5] 9,500 people of mainly Dutch and Danish background were employed by Ontario's floriculture industry in 2004.[4] Southern Ontario's strategic location within 12 hours by road of half of the U.S. urban population is cited as one of the major sources of its success in floriculture.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, M.M. (2001). "Floriculture industry overview: production, sales and marketing in North America". Acta Hort. (ISHS) 543:23-29
  2. ^ Statistics Canada (2014). "Farm cash receipts 2013". Accessed November 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada (2014). Census of Agriculture, farms classified by the North American industry classification. Accessed November 22, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Reid, N., & Carroll, M. (2005). "Using Cluster-Based Economic Development to Enhance the Economic Competitiveness of Northwest Ohio's Greenhouse Nursery Industry". In Papers and Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences (Vol. 28, p. 309). [np]; 1998.
  5. ^ Reid, N., Smith, B. W., Gatrell, J. D., & Carroll, M. C. (2009). "Importing Change: Canadian Competition and the US Floriculture Industry". The Industrial Geographer, 6(1), 3-19.