Thailand


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AGRICULTURE

 

Thai agriculture is very solid, which explains the success of exports. As for sea products, the development of fish farms allowed the country to hold leading positions in the world, notably for products like shrimps, tuna, cephalopods and mackerels.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

63 465

Agricultural population

2 906

Non agricultural population

34 405

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

18 487 000

Irrigated surface area

4 986 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

220 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 43665 1097 39792
Rice paddy 29201 9977 2927
Manioc 15794 1010 15632
5003 15431
Maize 4058 1037

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 260000
Ducks 17000
Pigs 7534
Cattle 5610
Buffaloes 1771

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
1 026 868 2 089 888 572 467

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT