Denmark


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AGRICULTURE

 

In Denmark, fishing is more developed than agriculture. Fishing is a very important sector, it is ranked one in the European Union for the total amount of its catches. It is necessary to point out that 90% of the fish production is intended for the exportation.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

5 375

Agricultural population

174

Non agricultural population

5 201

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

2 658 000

Irrigated surface area

449 000

Number of farms

48 270

Number of tractors

123 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Wheat 4887 676 7233
Barley 3797 705 5387
Sugar beet 2763 48 57554
Potatoes 1576 40 39403
Rapeseed 342 112 3063

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 27440
Cattle 3950
Sheep 2361
Pigs 1626
Goats 1040

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
88 769 821 180 90

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT