December 15, 2021 (TORONTO) – Today the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) published A Quarterly Review (July 1 – September 30, 2021): Ontario’s second quarter of 2021, as a resource for the Ontario cannabis industry. It provides comprehensive data including detailed sales figures by category and brand, pricing information and consumer trends.
The end of the second quarter of 2021-2022 marked the reopening of the province. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect various areas of the economy, substantial progress was made in the cannabis marketplace. Ontarians chose to purchase more than half of their cannabis through the legal market and a record 56 million grams of cannabis was sold across all product categories.
Notable insights from the report include:
- Ontario continued to sell more legal cannabis than any other province or territory.
- Shoppers chose physical stores for 96% of their recreational cannabis purchases.
- The number of communities served by authorized retail stores increased from 160 to 194.
- Though the number of stores continued to climb, average store sales increased by 6%.
- Over 1100 authorized retailers open in Ontario.
The full report is available here: Q2: A Quarterly Review (July 1 – September 30, 2021)