Austria


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AGRICULTURE

 

Since Austria is mountainous, it does not favour the growth of Austrian agriculture. The main agricultural regions are the High and Low Austria, Styrie and Burgenland. Moreover, the peculiarity of the Austrian agriculture is the large number of farms managed in part-time.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

812

Agricultural population

352

Non agricultural population

7 768

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

3 376 000

Irrigated surface area

4 000

Number of farms

170 640

Number of tractors

330 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar beet 3084 45 69004
Maize 1725 167 10314
Wheat 1453 289 5029
Barley 880 192 4588
Potatoes 763 22 34399

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Pigs 3125
Cattle 2051
Sheep 327
Rabbits and hares 300
Beehives 275

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
0 0 714

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT