Uruguay


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AGRICULTURE

 

Agriculture in Uruguay is prosperous due to breeding and to a skilled workforce. This dynamic sector accounts for a 10% of the GDP.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

3 439

Agricultural population

368

Non agricultural population

3 072

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

14 955 000

Irrigated surface area

210 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

33 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Rice paddy 1215 184 6600
Soybeans 478 278 1719
Wheat 388 155 2498
Maize 251 61 4142
Barley 225 90 2499

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 14000
Cattle 11956
Sheep 9712
Beehives 600
Horses 432

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
13 797 109 979 2 139

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT