What is the price of garlic per kilogram/pound in Canada today?
The retail price range for Canada garlic is between US$ 4.27 and US$ 15.39 per kilogram or between US$ 1.94 and US$ 6.98 per pound(lb). Click here to see today's exact prices of garlic in Canada
The retail price range in Canadian Dollar for garlic is between CAD 5.76 and CAD 20.78 per kilogram or between CAD 2.61 and CAD 9.42 per pound(lb) in Ottawa and Montréal.
In 2023, the approximate wholesale price range for Canada garlic is between US$ 2.99 and US$ 10.78 per kilogram or between US$ 1.36 and US$ 4.89 per pound(lb).
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Canada Garlic Export Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
The export price of garlic from Canada over the last five years has been quite varied. In 2017, the price per kilogram was 2.59 US dollars, followed by a decrease to 2.13 US dollars in 2018. In 2019, the price rose to 2.52 US dollars, and then increased significantly to 3.83 US dollars in 2020. The price then dropped to 3.33 US dollars in 2021, and is currently at 3.13 US dollars in 2022. Based on this trend, it is predicted that the export price of garlic from Canada in 2023 will be around 3.00 US dollars per kilogram, and in 2024 it will be around 3.20 US dollars per kilogram.
The exports of garlic from Canada are categorised as:
- Garlic, fresh or chilled (HS code 070320)
Canada Garlic Import Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
The import price per kilogram of garlic into Canada over the last five years has been quite volatile. In 2017, the price was $2.59, followed by a decrease to $2.13 in 2018. In 2019, the price increased to $2.52 and then rose to $3.83 in 2020. The price then dropped to $3.33 in 2021 and further decreased to $3.13 in 2022.
Looking ahead, we can predict that the import price per kilogram of garlic into Canada will remain relatively stable in 2023, with a price of around $3.13. In 2024, we can expect the price to increase slightly to around $3.25.
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Export values for Canada garlic
The total values in export for garlic in Canada were US$ 441, US$ 612, US$ 630 and US$ 481 in US dollar thousand for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in that order.
Prices of other produce in the Herbs and Spices category in Canada:
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Canada garlic - Production, Exports, Imports, Seasons and HS Codes
The quantity of garlic exported by Canada in 2020 was 169 tonnes. In 2019 Canada shipped 191 tonnes of garlic. In 2019 alone, the demand for Canada garlic (herbs and spices category) has gone down, changing by -35.473 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, garlic's exports reduced by -19.07 percent netting the exporter US$0.48m for the year 2019. Canada's garlic exports are classified as:
- Garlic, fresh or chilled (HS code 070320)
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Canada garlic export values
In 2019, Canada exported garlic valued at 0.48m USD, a contraction of -23.81% from 2018's total garlic export of 0.63m USD. The yearly reduction in value of Canada garlic between 2017 to 2018 was 2.941 per cent.
The annual variation in the quantity of Canada's garlic exports between 2017 and 2019 was -19.07 pc in comparison to a variation of -35.473% in the period between 2018 and 2019.
Export markets for Canada garlic ( in '000$ )
Canada's best performing destinations for garlic are US, United Kingdom (UK), France, Trinidad and Tobago and Indonesia.
Canada procured 20,667 tonnes of garlic in 2019.
The production of garlic in Canada was 1,248 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -16.24%.
The country had an estimated 537.00 hectares under garlic cultivation.
Common varieties of garlic in Canada
Garlic varieties in Canada include Rocambole, Garlic Scape, Marbled Purple, Porcelain, Glazed Purple Stripe, among others. The three most popular cultivars, according to Ontario government are Rocambole, Porcelain and Glazed Purple Stripe.
The two main sub-species of garlic that grow in Canada are hardneck and softneck types. In Ontario province, the hardneck types sprout at end spring. They develop a statuesque flowering stalk and produce an average 4 to 12 cloves per bulb.
Softneck types, on the other hand, are quite productive, with 8 to 12 cloves per bulb. They lack flowering stalks but do extremely well in warmer Canadian regions.
Canada garlic prices for key varieties
Current average price: from CA$5.97 (US$4.36) to CA$44 (U$$32.14) per kg for both "softneck" and "hardneck" garlic
Most pricing options at farmers’ markets in Canada are for bulb per piece, seed garlic wholesale and bundles of fresh garlic per pound.
1. Fresh garlic price per pound bundle
If you go for the by-the-pound option, you will need 20 Canadian dollars (US$14.61) to buy a pound. If you prefer cheaper prices for fresh garlic, then the Russian red garlic braids come in handy at 16 Canadian dollars (US$11.69) per pound.
2. Seed garlic per bulb or wholesale
The seed garlic option is the most expensive as a single bulb can go for as much as 4 Canadian dollars (US$2.92).
Wholesale purchases of at least 6 to 50 bulbs per bundle comes to the rescue for seed garlic. Here you pay 50 cents to 1 local dollar less per pound than when buying one seed bulb.
3. Fresh garlic price per piece
The supermarket price for a single white fresh garlic bulb can be as high as CA$1.81 (U$1.32). This is why most customers go for bundle prices ,which offer markdown costs buffered by quantity.