Malaysia


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AGRICULTURE

 

Malaysia is not an important agricultural country, but as far as productions are concerned, the country maintains strong positions. Indeed, Malaysia produces 70% of the palm oil production in the world. The other productions are mainly fruits.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

24 876

Agricultural population

3 739

Non agricultural population

21 137

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

7 870 000

Irrigated surface area

365 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

43 300

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Rice paddy 75650 3620 20898
Sugar cane 2240 676 3313
Coconuts 642 179 3587
Bananas 530 26 20385
Manioc 430 41 10488

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 185000
Ducks 16000
Pigs 2168
Cattle 801
Goats 271

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
235 258 1 054 981 66 009

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT