Farm Operating Expenses and Depreciation Charges, 2006-2016 ($'000)


Gross Operating Expenses
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Property taxesa
108,351
111,277
114,615
117,366
119,596
122,227
125,038
128,789
136,517
141,022
149,483
Cash rent
277,712
303,470
316,545
327,039
342,753
370,173
414,593
435,323
446,206
466,285
482,605
Share rent
40,526
40,260
56,415
46,399
48,266
50,622
54,672
52,485
45,242
44,790
43,894
Cash wages & Room and board
1,320,410
1,340,176
1,360,238
1,367,064
1,428,339
1,442,622
1,457,048
1,500,759
1,530,774
1,569,044
1,600,425
Interestb
609,244
700,722
688,500
540,793
525,262
564,803
626,862
693,086
732,202
749,080
780,361
Repairs to buildingsa & fences
211,019
212,468
209,774
212,239
220,959
227,588
243,519
249,596
252,092
259,654
267,184
Electricity
226,687
238,575
227,141
232,411
244,600
237,262
246,752
264,025
285,147
302,256
347,594
Telephone
65,095
67,875
68,458
67,379
67,301
67,974
69,673
71,066
74,975
76,849
76,926
Heating fuel
234,399
230,837
236,896
208,049
198,112
204,056
179,570
190,344
252,879
227,591
195,956
Machinery fuel
387,109
405,496
476,848
376,980
396,747
460,228
474,036
473,088
487,281
409,316
356,514
Machinery repairs and other
453,470
468,119
469,434
477,676
467,278
485,969
510,267
525,575
541,342
552,169
565,973
Business insurance
213,424
217,906
222,700
233,612
242,022
245,652
258,672
263,845
272,024
285,625
297,336
Custom work
218,591
222,962
238,124
247,649
250,125
242,622
266,884
298,716
295,121
293,645
305,391
Stabilization premiums
0
0
23,905
23,741
14,210
1,443
23,680
22,713
19,449
20,055
23,576
Crop & hail insurance
41,699
52,507
55,813
51,640
59,491
48,680
55,641
74,264
56,269
53,318
50,991
Fertilizer & lime
456,669
524,342
612,515
671,483
626,849
689,534
820,544
831,163
753,865
821,713
731,325
Pesticides
283,052
299,020
327,698
323,862
310,157
299,301
326,238
335,217
351,977
362,537
371,600
Commercial seed
401,029
442,154
471,842
501,138
537,323
591,055
591,646
603,479
615,549
637,093
637,730
Twine, wire and containers
206,084
207,732
209,810
226,594
242,456
254,579
239,304
258,449
271,371
282,226
292,104
Commercial feed
953,497
1,112,574
1,320,574
1,315,072
1,216,996
1,363,036
1,512,970
1,511,457
1,509,946
1,515,985
1,546,305
Livestock & poultry purchases
293,673
261,850
240,456
282,340
222,118
266,566
274,158
268,306
435,968
494,179
363,116
Artificial insemination & Veterinary fees
183,905
189,337
192,119
193,991
188,199
193,845
196,753
192,818
201,495
203,510
207,580
Legal and accounting fees
213,814
219,569
231,177
237,629
234,777
242,993
245,423
255,240
262,897
269,469
277,553
Other
177,801
185,802
186,731
188,599
192,371
200,065
215,070
223,673
223,896
231,733
239,843
Total gross operating expenses
7,577,259
8,055,030
8,558,328
8,470,745
8,396,306
8,872,896
9,429,014
9,723,475
10,054,484
10,269,144
10,211,366
Property tax rebates
0
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
0
0
Cash wages rebates
2,624
2,703
2,865
2,894
2,952
3,023
3,023
3,023
3,023
3023
Electricity rebates
0
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
0
0
Interest rebates
0
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
0
0
Machinery fuel rebates
2,099
1,991
2,330
2,040
1,208
998
1,048
568
684
656
Artificial insemination & Veterinary fees rebates
0
0
0
0
0
0
-
0
0
0
Total rebates
4,723
4,694
5,195
4,934
4,160
4,021
3,991
4,071
3,591
3,707
3,679
Operating expenses after rebates
7,572,536
8,050,336
8,553,133
8,465,811
8,392,146
8,868,875
9,425,023
9,719,404
10,054,138
10,269,144
10,211,366
Depreciation on buildings
384,222
393,238
405,904
415,925
435,690
460,134
484,451
502,238
509,478
526,125
545,980
Depreciation on machinery
739,682
752,256
770,640
801,269
776,310
825,221
853,994
873,303
900,579
945,925
940,743
Total depreciation
1,123,904
1,145,495
1,176,544
1,217,194
1,212,000
1,285,354
1,338,444
1,375,541
1,410,057
1,472,050
1,486,723
Total expenses before rebates
8,701,163
9,200,524
9,734,872
9,687,939
9,608,306
10,158,250
10,767,458
11,099,016
11,464,541
11,741,194
11,698,089
Total rebates
4,723
4,694
5,195
4,934
4,160
4,021
3,991
4,071
3,591
3,707
3,679
Total expenses after rebates
8,696,440
9,195,830
9,729,676
9,683,005
9,604,146
10,154,229
10,763,468
11,094,946
11,460,950
11,737,487
11,694,410
  1. Owned land and buildings only
  2. Mortgage payments on owned land and buildings, together with interest payments on all other farm business debts.

Reference: Statistics Canada, Catalogue No. 21-012.


Author :  
Joseline Nicholas - Economist - OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
30 May 2017

For more information:
E-mail: stats.omafra@ontario.ca