Greenhouse Industry Statistics, Ontario and Canada, 2012 to 2017


Item Ontario 2012 Ontario 2013 Ontario 2014 Ontario 2015 Ontario 2016 Ontario 2017 Canada 2012 Canada 2013 Canada 2014 Canada 2015 Canada 2016 Canada 2017
Glass ('000 sq m)
3,361
3,628
3,979
4,152
x
5,313
7,263
8,078
8,347
8,407
8,918
9,910
Plastic ('000 sq m)
9,226
9,341
8,923
9,116
x
9,125
13,753
13,505
13,184
13,325
13,343
13,040
Total Area ('000 sq m)
12,587
12,969
12,902
13,268
14,146
14,438
21,016
21,583
21,531
21,732
22,261
22,950
sales to retail florists ($'000)
96,295
86,757
81,745
81,727
69,108
66,885
178,078
173,987
184,359
191,366
171,091
165,741
sales to domestic wholesalers ($'000)
203,617
210,827
189,691
202,292
192,741
205,356
287,901
305,425
269,337
289,641
278,827
283,137
sales to mass market chain stores ($'000)
209,192
218,211
241,055
235,261
230,604
229,726
406,318
425,141
446,942
451,802
476,139
484,931
sales to other greenhouses ($'000)
40,984
47,075
73,406
100,148
102,799
109,993
86,354
96,769
137,133
167,809
161,190
175,369
exported ($'000)
72,892
84,796
74,610
73,635
83,816
78,701
121,195
128,839
118,452
123,238
144,400
141,870
direct sales to public(a) ($'000)
68,215
69,657
76,174
79,275
91,259
61,122
234,989
220,933
221,633
215,669
224,132
201,916
other channels ($'000)
18,720
17,294
20,939
23,021
20,177
23,076
47,072
52,473
65,097
66,515
54,393
48,208
Total Ornamental and Plant Sales ($'000)
709,915
734,617
757,620
795,359
790,504
774,859
1,361,907
1,403,567
1,442,953
1,506,040
1,510,172
1,501,172
Total Value of Greenhouse Vegetables ($'000)
692,650
776,513
805,429
835,121
860,696
922,147
1,078,989
1,234,224
1,255,975
1,295,856
1,331,163
1,425,900
Total Greenhouse Sales ($'000)
1,402,565
1,511,130
1,563,049
1,630,480
1,651,200
1,697,006
2,440,896
2,637,791
2,698,928
2,801,896
2,841,335
2,927,072
Total greenhouses (no.)
1,105
1,080
1,035
1,012
999
931
2,895
2,855
2,777
2,733
2,705
2,590
Total employees(b) (no.)
16,685
15,707
15,314
15,682
15,714
16,055
36,506
33,784
33,197
33,379
32,612
33,089
Total payroll ($'000)
334,835
348,332
348,844
379,829
389,728
408,589
628,651
643,427
663,025
713,207
713,055
735,287
Total purchase value(c) ($'000)
215,192
264,178
274,388
286,927
307,290
319,378
400,036
444,434
463,320
482,930
505,806
527,991
Total fuel cost ($'000)
x
118,468
149,650
145,647
129,113
137,253
196,697
197,812
232,038
225,711
203,220
216,886
Electricity(d) ($'000)
32,023
34,187
38,255
41,433
46,716
44,517
59,544
63,363
68,723
71,905
76,115
79,050

(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 :  
30 May 2018

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