Canada


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AGRICULTURE

 

On December 31, 1997, the stocks of wheat were at their lowest level in nine years. The stocks of barley decreased, compared to 1996, but remained higher to the average of the last five years. As for the stocks of canola (main oil seed of Canada), they were higher than in 1996 and to the average of the last five years.
Canada is the 5th producer of wheat in the world.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

31 744

Agricultural population

710

Non agricultural population

31 033

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

67 505 000

Irrigated surface area

785 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

732 600

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Wheat 26775 9828 2724
Barley 12481 3888 3210
Rapeseed 9862 5489 1797
Maize 9461 1096 8634
Potatoes 4386 155 28233

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 160000
Cattle 15063
Pigs 14619
Turkeys 5600
Ducks 1150

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
459 416 592 245 32 480

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT