The statistics contain yield data on the most important crops in Finland. The crop statistics include, for example, cereals (wheat, rye, barley and oats), turnip rape, potato, sugar beet and grasses. The yields of crops are presented both in kilograms per hectare and as total yields in millions of kilograms.
What animals are farmed in Finland?
In the late 1980s, cattle operations remained the mainstay of farming, but Finland’s farmers also raised pigs, poultry, and other animals. Most pigs were raised on relatively large, specialized farms. Poultry production increased after the mid1960s to accommodate an increased demand for meat.
What are the most important livestock in Finland?
In Finland, pigs and cattle proved to be the two most important categories of livestock.
When did farming start in Finland?
Cultivation of cereals in Finland may have started as late as the start of the Iron Age in c. 500 BC.
What does Finland export the most?
The European Union makes up more than 60 percent of Finland’s total trade. The largest trade flows are with Germany and Sweden. Finland’s key export sectors are transportation, electronics, forestry, machinery, and chemicals.
Can Finland feed itself?
Virtually all of Finland’s domestic produce is reliant on imported goods, fuel and workers. Modern food production is heavily reliant on the use of imports, which means that Finland’s food self-sufficiency is not as high as many likely believe, according to agricultural experts.
How many farms are there in Finland?
The number of farms has almost halved during the period of Finland’s EU membership. In 1995, there were 100,000 farms in Finland, but in 2015 there were only 51,000.