2021 End of Year report

New end-of-year survey suggests vast majority of Canadians believe food prices are rising faster than their income

HALIFAX, N.S. (December 16, 2021) – The year 2022 is almost upon us and it is time to reflect on what has happened this past year and anticipate what lies ahead. Food inflation affected most food categories this year, which is why the last 12 months have been challenging for Canadians both at the grocery store and at restaurants. Canada’s Food Price Report 2022 was released recently by Dalhousie University, the University of Guelph, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of British Columbia, forecasting that the average Canadian family could spend up to $966 more on groceries in 2022, compared to this year. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, in partnership with Caddle, is releasing a new report on what Canadians intend to do in the new year, with food and with other aspects of their lives related to food.

Media Contacts

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Director Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

Janet Music, Research Program Coordinator
Agri-Food Analytics Lab,
Dalhousie University

Download the report:

English [PDF - 256 KB]
French [PDF - 256 KB]