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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Agriculture Stats

Definitions

  • Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Agriculture, value added > Current US$: Agriculture, value added (current US$), including forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • Arable land > Hectares: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Arable land > Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Cereal yield > Kg per hectare: Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded."
  • Crops > Beans > Coffee > Coffee production: Coffee production of each exporting country (in kg).
  • Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Gross value added: Gross Value Added by agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing at current prices - US dollars.
  • Produce > Banana > Production: Metric tons of Bananas produced in 2000.
  • Produce > Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons: Cereal production (metric tons). Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded.
  • Produce > Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
  • Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Rural population: Total population living in rural areas. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Value: Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Agricultural growth 117 2007 72nd out of 204
Agricultural land > Sq. km 18,800 sq. km 2011 124th out of 206
Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $2.57 billion 2012 56th out of 112
Arable land > Hectares 225,000 hectares 2003 138th out of 198
Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.0528 2011 155th out of 204
Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 3,803.1 2008 48th out of 168
Crops > Beans > Coffee > Coffee production 108.48 million kg 2014 13th out of 51
Farm workers 325,000 2008 106th out of 194
Gross value added 2.57 billion 2012 95th out of 205
Produce > Banana > Production 2.1 million metric tonnes 2000 7th out of 48
Produce > Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons 231,602 2012 135th out of 180
Produce > Food > Production index 99.4% 2004 145th out of 181
Products bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef, poultry, dairy; timber 2010
Rural population 27,195 2030 122nd out of 223
Value 1.69 billion 2009 66th out of 119

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; Food and Agriculture Organization; World Bank national accounts data

United Nations Statistics Division
; World Development Indicators database; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; Wikipedia: List of countries by coffee production (Countries); Food and Agriculture Organisation, Production Yearbook and data files.; United Nations Statistics Division; Agri-Food Business Development Centre; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 25 March 2010.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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