Land use in Canada

Approximately 7% of Canada’s land base is used for agriculture, amounting to 67.5 million hectares.[1]

Farmers buy and sell some $15 billion worth of land each year in Canada.[2]

Price of land[edit | edit source]

Statistics Canada data on the average price per acre from 1970 to 2012:[3]

  • 2012: $1,798
  • 2010: $1,526
  • 2005: $1,107
  • 2000: $844
  • 1995: $634
  • 1990: $555
  • 1985: $517
  • 1980: $547
  • 1975: $217
  • 1970: $98

Forests[edit | edit source]

Canada’s forested, other wooded land and other land with tree cover extend over about half of the country’s total land surface—nearly 400 million hectares.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Threats to Water Availability in Canada, Statistics Canada
  2. Soaring farmland prices a crisis in the making: Don Pittis, Nov 11, 2013, CNBC
  3. Rising prices curb dream of buying farmland, Sep. 09 2013, Joel Schlesinger, theglobeandmail.com
  4. Forests in Canada, Natural Resources Canada

External links[edit | edit source]

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