Economic Impact Report 2020

Contribution to our economy

Fertilizer is feeding Canada’s economy.



Total economic impact



Contributed to GDP


Employed in the industry



wages paid annually

From manufacturing, to mining and processing, to transport and storage, to wholesale, to retail, the fertilizer industry keeps Canada’s economy growing. 

A major employer, the industry supports over 76,000 jobs directly and indirectly throughout the supply chain, and contributes over $5 billion in wages paid annually. We’re proud that last year’s total economic impact from the industry surpassed $23.5 billion, with $12.7 billion contributed to Canada’s GDP.

Economic impact by sector

Manufacturing28,933$1.9 B$4.5 B$10 B
Mining and Processing15,128$1.2 B$4.6 B$7 B
Transport and Storage 7,451$475.1 M$878.2 M$1.8 B
Wholesale8,440$490 M$881.7 M$1.6 B
Retail16,878$980 M$1.8 B$3.8 B


Canada’s fertilizer industry is export-driven, representing roughly 2% of all Canadian exports, shipped to over 75 countries.

Exports of fertilizer in 2019 worth US $5.61 Billion

Imports of fertilizer in 2019 were worth US $1.58 Billion


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