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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in Canada

The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry in Canada has grown over the past five years. Rising health consciousness and per capita disposable income have encouraged Canadians to spend more on increasingly expensive fish and seafood, which are often considered healthier protein options, both at home and at restaurants. Over the five years to 2022, the domestic Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry is expected to continue growing. Similar to the past five years, growth in per capita disposable income and increasing health consciousness are expected to assist industry growth. More critical to operators' success, however, is the expected boost to revenue due to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU), cutting all tariffs on industry products sold to the EU, as well as the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which diminishes tariffs on interprovincial trade, both implemented in late 2017. This will likely lead to a substantial expansion in the value of Canadian fish and seafood exported to the EU, as well as encouraging domestic operations at a national scale.

Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale fish and seafood for human consumption. Canned and packaged frozen fish and seafood products are excluded from this industry (see the Frozen Food Wholesaling industry in Canada, IBISWorld report 41319CA). The wholesaling of fish and seafood that are frozen, but not packaged, are included among this industry’s operations.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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