Province’s International Markets See Significant Increase in Agri-Food Exports

Algeria, Indonesia and Morocco, three of Saskatchewan’s key international markets, saw significant increases in provincial agri-food exports in 2023 over, the previous year.

“The increase in exports to important international markets like Algeria, Indonesia and Morocco are yet another example of our agriculture sector’s resiliency and dedication to providing reliable, high-quality agri-food products worldwide,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “Numbers like these showcase the success we are seeing through our presence in world markets and building key relationships with our partners across the globe.”

Exports to Algeria had the third-highest increase in volume among Saskatchewan’s top markets at 1,232,110 tonnes, or over 69 per cent. Algeria is Saskatchewan’s fourth-leading market in volume with the top export commodities being durum and lentils.

Indonesia’s export numbers had a similar rise with an over 62 per cent increase in volume. Indonesia rose to Saskatchewan’s sixth-leading agri-food market in 2023. The top commodity Saskatchewan exports to Indonesia is non-durum wheat.

Morocco had solid growth in volume with a 22 per cent increase reaching 745,339 tonnes. Morocco is currently Saskatchewan’s eighth-leading export partner, with durum and lentils being the top commodities.

Saskatchewan has already surpassed its 2030 Growth Plan target of $20 billion in agri-food exports with total shipments of $20.2 billion for 2023. Overall, the total volume of Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports increased over 26 per cent over the previous year.

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