Hong Kong

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Since the accession of Hong-Kong by the People's Republic of China on July 1st, 1997, figures appearing in tables below correspond to those of the People's Republic of China.
There is only 8% of arable lands in Hong-Kong. The agricultural activity is almost non-existent. Some vegetables are cultivated and breeding is purely industrial. In 1997, fishing reached more than 210,000 tons.
As a concequence, in 1997, the agricultural adverse balance accounted for more than 5 billion dollars.

Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population


Agricultural population


Non agricultural population


Source : 2004, FAOSTAT

Land use

Cultivated surface area

7 000

Irrigated surface area


Number of farms


Source : 2003, FAOSTAT

Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
nc. nc. nc. nc.

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Specie Headcount (in thousands)
nc. nc.

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Fishing (in metric tons)

Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
15 084 149 113 1 349

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT