Canada is the world’s second-largest exporter of malt – shipping nearly 600,000 metric tonnes annually across the world.
To make the world-class product, Canadian maltsters take the malting barley that meets our country’s stringent selection process and submit it to a nine-step process to turn it into malt.
Canada produces approximately 850,000 metric tonnes of malt per year – 65 per cent of which is exported at a value of nearly $268 million. We currently export to 40 markets abroad and account for nearly 10 per cent of the annual world malt exports. The largest demand for our malt exports comes from the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea.
As the beer industry, particularly in the craft sector, continues to grow, the demand for malt will increase and ensure a profitable future for Canada’s producers.