Slovenia


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AGRICULTURE

 

In terms of production contribution, Slovenian agriculture plays a role equivalent to the one played by agriculture in the countries of the European Union: indeed, it contributes only to 4.5 % of the GDP, and employs about 7% of the working population. The agricultural structures are very fragmented (5.8 hectares of agricultural surface by farm on average) and, except the competitive regions of the Northeast, the efficiency of this sector remains weak.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

1 982

Agricultural population

25

Non agricultural population

1 957

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

510 000

Irrigated surface area

3 000

Number of farms

77 170

Number of tractors

108 166

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Maize 351 42 8288
Sugar beet 260 5 51433
Potatoes 145 6 22948
Wheat 141 30 4701
Grapes 121 16 7345

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 4811
Pigs 534
Cattle 451
Geese and guinea fowls 270
Beehives 210

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
291 958 434

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT