Argentina


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AGRICULTURE

 

In Argentina, agriculture registers an increase in the production of sugar cane, sunflower, beans and rice while the cotton variations are rather unsteady. Soya, wheat and breeding are the main productions, even though they begin to slash.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

38 871

Agricultural population

3 585

Non agricultural population

35 286

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

128 747 000

Irrigated surface area

1 550 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

299 620

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Soybeans 38300 14038 2728
Maize 20483 2783 7359
Sugar cane 19300 305 63279
Wheat 12579 12854 979
Sunflower seed 3652 1896 1926

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Cattle 50768
Sheep 12450
Goats 4200
Horses 3655
Beehives 2900

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
195 511 700 824 35 935

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT