What Canadians paid for vegetable vs processed food and beverages.

2016 CANADA imported 3.7 billion worth of vegetables

The value of vegetables produced in Canada  rose 2.0% to $1.2 billion in 2017. 

The food and beverage processing industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Canada in terms of value of production with shipments worth $105.5 billion in 2014

Canada has positive trade balance at $2.6 billion in 2014 for processed food and beverages.

Assuming CANADA don’t export vegetables; then Canadians paid  $4.9 billion for vegetables in 2016

Assuming food processing and beverage industry did not change between 2014 and 2016, then Canadians spend $102.9 billion for processed food and beverages.

Hence, in 2016, Canadians spending on vegetable is <5% compared to spending on processed food and beverages.

So the problem with low vegetable consumption seems to be pandemic;
 - possibly a problem for the rich and the poor.

Is the problem with low vegetable intake financial or perhaps mostly educational?

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