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Mushroom production and prices up in Canada


June 22, 2018
By Canadian Pizza

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Ottawa – Canadian mushroom growers produced 132,556 short tons of mushrooms in 2017, up 1.3 per cent from 2016, and the price of mushrooms rose by 2.8 per cent, says a report from Statistics Canada.

According to the Mushroom Growers’ Survey, most of the production (94.1 per cent) was sold to the fresh market. Canadian domestic exports of fresh or chilled Agaricus mushrooms increased 2.8 per cent in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Ontario accounted for the largest share of production, more than half the volume, followed by British Columbia (39.4 per cent).

The total value of Canadian mushrooms rose 4.1 per cent from 2016 to $527.6 million, mainly due to higher prices.

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The price of mushrooms rose 2.8 per cent in 2017 to $3,980 per ton.