Chile


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AGRICULTURE

 

Chilean farmers first concern is the concequences of the entry within the Mercosur. Indeed, this would reduce or suppress barriers at legal entry of numerous foreign products. Some difficulties would follow for numerous Chilean producers.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

15 996

Agricultural population

2 359

Non agricultural population

13 637

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

15 242 000

Irrigated surface area

1 900 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

54 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar beet 2800 30 92746
Grapes 2250 178 12640
Wheat 1852 420 4413
Maize 1508 134 11229
Apples 1350 37 36986

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 95000
Turkeys 26500
Cattle 4200
Pigs 3450
Sheep 3400

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
473 069 3 918 262 n.c.

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT