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Greece Agriculture Stats

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Greece is a fairly small country, but Greek land is rich and fertile. An example of Greek’s fertile land is the cotton industry. Greece was the 7th bigger producer of cotton out of 108 countries in 2004, reaching the first position in cotton production per million people (153.68 thousand bales per million people). About 64.24% of total Greek land area is agricultural. The arable and permanent cropland per million people is 353.01 thousand hectares. This is why there are many tractors in Greece (255,000).The number seems pretty small, but there is one tractor for every five citizens (23.13 per 1,000 people at 2003). However, there are very few agricultural workers (0.2 per hectare). It seems that Greek farmers rely mostly on technology than manpower. Greek farmers seem to respect the environment, as they keep gas emissions low (3,107.1 thousand metric tons of NO2 and 3,622.4 thousand metric tons of methane emissions).

Greek products are sold worldwide, but organic cropland is not the most preferred farming option. Except cotton, there are many popular Greek agricultural products. Greek olive oil and olives are some of the finest products found in the world and consumers agree. Greek wine is also a beloved product, and Greek producers are encouraged to grow wine grapes by the Agricultural Ministry. Greece produces 400,409 tons of wine, receiving the 14th position out of 24 countries. Greek cereals such as rice, wheat, corn and barley is pretty easy to grow and farmers prefer this type of farming. Finally, Greece also produces sugar beets, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes in a lower scale. Greece is also a respectable producer of beef and dairy products. The value of Greek products is almost $7 billion (6.97 billion), receiving the 28th place out of 119 countries.

Definitions

  • Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Agricultural growth per capita: Net per capita agricultural production, expressed in International Dollars. Net means after deduction of feed and seed. International Dollars are calculated using the Geary-Khamis formula, which is designed to neutralize irrelevant exchange rate movements (more information on http://faostat3.fao.org/faostat-gateway/go/to/mes/glossary/*/E)
  • 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.
  • Agricultural land > Sq. km per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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."
  • Cultivable land > Hectares: Cultivable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation 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."
  • Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Produce > Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Agricultural growth 84 2007 185th out of 204
Agricultural growth per capita 83 Int. $ 2007 179th out of 204
Agricultural land > Sq. km 81,520 sq. km 2011 79th out of 206
Agricultural land > Sq. km per 1000 7.21 sq. km 2011 67th out of 206
Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $1.39 billion 1969 18th out of 77
Arable land > Hectares 2.63 million hectares 2005 32nd out of 75
Arable land > Hectares per 1000 236.58 hectares 2005 31st out of 74
Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.221 2011 67th out of 204
Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 4,388.5 2008 31st out of 168
Cultivable land > Hectares 2.55 million 2007 71st out of 194
Farm workers 667,000 2008 83th out of 194
Produce > Crop > Production index 93.4% 2004 162nd out of 181
Produce > Food > Production index 95.3% 2004 165th out of 181
Products wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products 2010
Rural population 28,408 2030 117th out of 223

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=FAO&f=itemCode%3a2051, Agriculture (PIN) +; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank national accounts data

United Nations Statistics Division
; World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Production Yearbook and data files.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 25 March 2010.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables

Citation

"Greece Agriculture Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Greece/Agriculture

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  • Greece ranked first for produce > cotton > production amongst European Union in 2004.

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Greece is a fairly small country, but Greek land is rich and fertile. An example of Greek’s fertile land is the cotton industry. Greece was the 7th bigger producer of cotton out of 108 countries in 2004, reaching the first position in cotton production per million people (153.68 thousand bales per million people). About 64.24% of total Greek land area is agricultural. The arable and permanent cropland per million people is 353.01 thousand hectares. This is why there are many tractors in Greece (255,000).The number seems pretty small, but there is one tractor for every five citizens (23.13 per 1,000 people at 2003). However, there are very few agricultural workers (0.2 per hectare). It seems that Greek farmers rely mostly on technology than manpower. Greek farmers seem to respect the environment, as they keep gas emissions low (3,107.1 thousand metric tons of NO2 and 3,622.4 thousand metric tons of methane emissions).

Greek products are sold worldwide, but organic cropland is not the most preferred farming option. Except cotton, there are many popular Greek agricultural products. Greek olive oil and olives are some of the finest products found in the world and consumers agree. Greek wine is also a beloved product, and Greek producers are encouraged to grow wine grapes by the Agricultural Ministry. Greece produces 400,409 tons of wine, receiving the 14th position out of 24 countries. Greek cereals such as rice, wheat, corn and barley is pretty easy to grow and farmers prefer this type of farming. Finally, Greece also produces sugar beets, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes in a lower scale. Greece is also a respectable producer of beef and dairy products. The value of Greek products is almost $7 billion (6.97 billion), receiving the 28th place out of 119 countries.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

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