Germany


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AGRICULTURE

 

German agricuture supplies with high quality foods and ecological raw materials. The farmers and the foresters administer more than 80% of the territory. One out of eight jobs depends directly or indirectly on agriculture. Germany is the fourth exporter of farm and food products in the world.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

82 526

Agricultural population

1 724

Non agricultural population

80 802

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

17 001 000

Irrigated surface area

485 000

Number of farms

389 880

Number of tractors

944 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar beet 25285 420 60187
Wheat 23693 3174 7465
Potatoes 11624 277 41981
Barley 11614 1947 5966
Rapeseed 5058 1350 3747

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Pigs 26858
Cattle 13035
Rabbits and hares 9800
Sheep 2642

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
32 950 239 601 35 982

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT