Greenhouse Industry Statistics, Ontario and Canada, 2011 to 2016


Item
Ontario 2011 Ontario 2012 Ontario 2013 Ontario 2014 Ontario 2015

Ontario 2016

Canada 2011 Canada 2012 Canada 2013 Canada 2014 Canada 2015 Canada 2016
Glass ('000 sq m)
3,314
3,361
3,628
3,979
4,152
x
7,306
7,263
8,190
8,347
8,407
8,546
Plastic ('000 sq m)
8,806
9,226
9,341
8,923
9,115
x
13,137
13,753
13,412
13,110
13,251
13,086
Total Area ('000 sq m)
12,120
12,587
12,969
12,902
13,267
13,867
20,443
21,016
21,602
21,457
21,658
21,632
sales to retail florists ($'000)
x
96,295
86,757
81,745
80,391
69,108
258,955
177,477
173,987
184,399
190,022
170,823
sales to domestic wholesalers ($'000)
184,314
203,617
210,827
189,691
198,985
192,741
267,840
287,700
305,425
269,366
286,333
278,763
sales to mass market chain stores ($'000)
143,255
209,192
218,211
241,055
231,416
230,604
346,177
405,515
425,141
447,283
447,943
474,512
sales to other greenhouses ($'000)
68,372
40,984
47,075
73,406
98,511
102,799
119,175
86,239
96,769
137,139
166,172
161,042
exported ($'000)
61,193
72,892
84,796
74,610
72,432
83,816
109,934
121,101
128,839
118,452
122,033
144,388
direct sales to public(a) ($'000)
93,212
68,215
69,657
76,174
77,980
91,259
238,772
233,965
220,933
221,867
214,085
223,059
other channels ($'000)
16,067
18,720
17,294
20,939
22,644
20,177
43,390
46,860
52,473
65,109
66,136
54,228
Total Ornamental and Plant Sales ($'000)
726,349
709,915
734,617
757,620
782,359
790,504
1,384,243
1,358,857
1,403,567
1,443,615
1,492,724
1,506,815
Total Value of Greenhouse Vegetables ($'000)
700,014
692,650
776,513
812,430
829,787
860,696
1,116,691
1,079,260
1,238,242
1,266,979
1,297,089
1,343,625
Total Greenhouse Sales ($'000)
1,426,363
1,402,565
1,511,130
1,570,050
1,612,146
1,651,200
2,500,934
2,438,117
2,641,809
2,710,594
2,789,813
2,850,440
Total greenhouses (no.)
915
895
885
875
1,047
1,041
2,695
2,655
2,620
2,535
2,735
2,622
Total employees(b) (no.)
16,565
16,685
15,707
15,314
15,682
15,714
36,110
36,506
33,593
32,959
33,358
32,829
Total payroll ($'000)
325,576
334,835
348,332
348,844
379,829
389,728
615,553
626,235
635,233
659,469
703,432
713,134
Total purchase value(c) ($'000)
247,546
215,192
264,178
274,388
286,927
307,290
418,455
398,320
440,539
460,760
476,376
505,908
Total fuel cost ($'000)
136,673
x
118,468
149,650
145,647
129,113
227,940
195,988
196,134
231,022
223,232
202,994
Electricity(d) ($'000)
33,575
32,023
34,187
38,255
41,433
46,716
57,683
59,195
62,635
68,264
70,855
76,584

(a) Includes roadside stands and owner-owned retail outlets
(b) Includes seasonal and permanent labour
(c) Includes value of flowers, plants, cuttings, seedlings, seeds and bulbs purchased (before sales tax)
(d) Electricity expenses for lighting, airflow fans and heating
x data suppressed due to confidentiality restrictions
Note: area and no. of greenhouses include only specialized greenhouse flower, plant and vegetables

Reference: Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables: 001-0047; 001-0050; 001-0051; 001-0052; 001-0054


Author :  
Siva Mailvaganam - Statistician - OMAFRA
Last Reviewed :  
03 May 2017

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