The Canadian Scene

Some statistical data is presented below, which is now updated regularly and available at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Dairy Information Centre

Canadian Ice Cream Mix Production, kL 

1988    166,252                 
1989    161,073         
1990    162,905         
1991    161,394         
1992    149,203
1993    164,210
1994    175,579
1995    172,678
1996    166,296
1997    154,974
1998    154,803
1999    152,542
2000    137,869
2001    147,450
2002    158,470
2003    150,696
2004    154,778
2005    172,699
2006    171,271
2007    146,789
2008    129,151
2009    109,399
2010    111,953
2011    103,673
2012    95,050
2013    79,895
2014    70,801
2015    80,286
2016    87,986
2017    87,070

 

 

Note: this is milkfat-based ice cream only. Since 2006, Frozen Dessert products have been on the market that are vegetable fat-based, rather than milkfat-based, and these are not captured in the statistics above. Frozen desserts due contain milk solids-not-fat, however. The dramatic effect these have had on ice cream production per se is illustrated by the numbers in the table below.

Provincial Ice Cream Mix Production, 2006 vs. 2012  

Ontario      108,698 vs. 57,680
Others(1)     62,573 vs. 52,343
(1) Not disclosed to protect individual company data.

Per capita consumption - hard and soft ice cream  

1980   12.72            
1985   12.02            
1990   11.50            
1995   11.39    
1996   10.88
1997   10.35
1998   10.19
1999    10.03
2000    8.63
2001    9.23
2002    9.49
2003    9.26
2004    9.15
2005    9.85
2006    9.23
2007    8.03
2008    6.90
2009    5.54
2010    5.51
2011    5.25
2012    5.02
2013    4.42
2014    5.20
2015    4.52
2016    5.44

Note: again, this is milkfat-based ice cream only and does not include consumption of Frozen Dessert products,  which are vegetable fat-based, rather than milkfat-based.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Dairy Information Centre