Portugal


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AGRICULTURE

 

The Portuguese agriculture is focused on grain productions and it remains little developed. Besides, these cultures generate low yields. Vine-growing has a more important place and generates higher yields.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

10 072

Agricultural population

1 262

Non agricultural population

8 810

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

3 812 000

Irrigated surface area

650 000

Number of farms

323 920

Number of tractors

169 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Tomatoes 1085 14 79309
Grapes 1000 210 4762
Sugar beet 605 9 70147
Potatoes 576 42 13792
Maize 513 110 4658

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 35000
Turkeys 7000
Sheep 5500
Pigs 2348
Cattle 1443

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
25 635 191 693 6

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT