You asked: How many farmers are in Finland?

The number of farms has steadily declined for the last decades. Between 2000 and 2012 their number fell from almost 80,000 in 2000 to about 60,000, while the amount of arable land has slightly increased to a total of almost 2.3 million hectares.

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.

Is farming big in Finland?

In the whole of Finland, the average farm size was 49 hectares in 2019. The average field area of farms has been growing by about one hectare per year for several years. However, there is high variation between different regions.

How is farming in Finland?

On the European scale the country’s average yields of arable farming are very low. Almost a quarter of Finland’s area is covered by water and 86 per cent of the land area is covered with forests. Only 8 per cent of the land is farmland, and it is difficult to create larger uniform arable areas within this.

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.

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What foods does Finland grow?

Finland produced in 2018:

  • 1.3 million tons of barley;
  • 818 thousand tons of oats (9th largest producer in the world);
  • 600 thousand tons of potato;
  • 494 thousand tons of wheat;
  • 355 thousand tons of sugar beet, which is used to produce sugar and ethanol;
  • 70 thousand tons of rapeseed;
  • 67 thousand tons of carrot;

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.

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.

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