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Exporting Christmas Trees to Boston and Beyond.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



Each year during the holidays, Nova Scotia sends a tree to Boston in thanks for the help Boston provided after the Halifax Explosion. Boston will always be recognized for its help during this tragedy.

Today, Boston remains an important partner in trade for our province as well. With the United States being Nova Scotia’s largest export market, receiving more than 71 % of Nova Scotia’s exports, Boston remains a strategic market for Nova Scotia exports because of the excellent transportation links and partnerships between our two regions.

With our gift to Boston in mind, we wanted to share some of the other facts and stats about the export activity of Canadian Christmas trees that will be not only be making their way to Boston this season – but all around the world:

-- $55.2 million: The value of farm cash receipts for Christmas trees in Canada in 2013
-- 2,381: The number of farms that grew Christmas trees in Canada in 2011
-- $27.9 million: The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2013.
-- 1,574,847: The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the rest of the world in 2013.
-- $25.5 million: The value of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2013.
-- 1,535,836: The number of fresh-cut Christmas trees exported from Canada to the United States in 2013.

Fresh-cut Canadian Christmas trees were also exported to:
-- Antigua and Barbuda
-- Aruba
-- Bahamas
-- Barbados
-- Bermuda
-- Cayman Islands
-- France
-- Jamaica
-- Japan
-- Netherlands Antilles
-- Panama
-- Russian Federation
-- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
-- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
-- Thailand
-- United Arab Emirates
-- Venezuela

Behind Quebec, Nova Scotia is the largest Canadian exporter of Christmas trees to the world, with Nova Scotia trees making their way to the US and as far as Australia.

To learn more about trade opportunities contact us.