Goal 15

Fisheries and Agriculture Exports

The value of exports from the fisheries (including aquaculture) and the agricultural sectors will each have doubled on a sustainable basis.


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Goal Status

Progressing and Surpassing checkmark icon Progressing and Surpassing
Baseline: $1.15B
Target: $2.3B
Current: $2.38B
Updated:
Bands

Current Situation

Domestic exports of Nova Scotia agricultural and seafood products declined to $2.38 billion in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted trade over the course of 2020, resulting in lower exports for many of Nova Scotia’s key exports. Despite this temporary decline, this goal is still surpassing the 2024 target ahead of schedule. After declining to a low of $977 million in 2010, domestic exports of agricultural and seafood products have grown by $1.4 billion. The acceleration in seafood exports were responsible for putting this goal on track to meet the target well ahead of time.

Year Fish and seafood Agri-products Target Baseline
2000 1098 162 2300 1150
2001 1146 174 2300 1150
2002 1236 191 2300 1150
2003 1178 217 2300 1150
2004 1089 265 2300 1150
2005 1034 267 2300 1150
2006 974 257 2300 1150
2007 951 249 2300 1150
2008 843 219 2300 1150
2009 810 175 2300 1150
2010 794 183 2300 1150
2011 902 230 2300 1150
2012 922 229 2300 1150
2013 1054 252 2300 1150
2014 1260 282 2300 1150
2015 1684 305 2300 1150
2016 1810 292 2300 1150
2017 1990 286 2300 1150
2018 2042 315 2300 1150
2019 2321 347 2300 1150
2020 2009 373 2300 1150

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What This Means

This data measures the current dollar value of Nova Scotia seafood and agricultural products that are exported to other countries (not including shipments to other provinces). Some of the recent growth has been due in part to strong lobster prices and to a lesser extent on volume increases.

Deep Dive

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Fisheries and Agriculture Exports Deep Dive

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