Agriculture

Data of the Agricultural Census 2010 and data of the Agricultural Census 2001 recalculated on the basis of EU requirements are published in the Statistical Database: Economy > Agriculture > Structure of agricultural holdings.

Harvesting is halfway to completion

news release no 103

According to Statistics Estonia, by 15 September, 57% of the sown area of cereals, 47% of the sown area of rape and turnip rape, and 49% of the area under potatoes had been harvested in Estonia.

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Common agricultural policy of the European Union and rural jobs

Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 147)
Raul Omel

Changes in the society and especially in the economy have shaped both rural economy and rural life as a whole, which has resulted in decreased importance of agriculture both in employment and value added.

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Exports of agricultural products and food preparations from the Baltic states and Finland in 2010−2016

Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 66)
Evelin Puura, Mirgit Silla

Throughout history, agricultural and food production has been one of the most important activities for humanity, ensuring employment in rural areas and food for the entire population. This article takes a look at exports of agricultural products and food preparations from Estonia in 2010−2016 along with the main destination countries.

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The role of the agri-food supply chain in the Estonian economy

Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 35)
Ants-Hannes Viira

Economic development leads to decrease in the importance of the primary sector (agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing). The first and second industrial revolutiona resulted in a significant increase in the share of the secondary sector (mining and quarrying; manufacturing; electricity, gas and water supply; construction).

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Agriculture

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 40)

In 2016, there were 1,003,500 hectares of utilised agricultural area in Estonia, of which 994,300 hectares were in the possession of agricultural holdings and 9,200 hectares in home gardens and small units.

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Agriculture

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 103)
Aili Maanso, Ivika Aasa

In 2016, the total area of utilised agricultural land increased, but the number of cattle and pigs decreased. Production of field crops was smaller than the previous year. Milk production was at the same level as the year before and meat and egg production were smaller.

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The number of agricultural holdings continues to decrease

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 93)
Eve Valdvee, Andres Klaus

In 2013, it seemed that long-term rapid decrease in the number of agricultural holdings had stopped, but the initial results of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 indicate that the number of agricultural holdings has started to decline again in the past three years. Moreover, many holdings have re-organised their activities. This is due to the restrictions on the size of maintained permanent grassland, crisis in dairy production and African swine fever.

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The number of agricultural holdings continues to decrease

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, the preliminary results of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 indicate that there were 16,700 agricultural holdings with at least one hectare of agricultural area or agricultural holdings mainly producing for sale in Estonia, which is approximately 2,500 holdings less than three years ago.

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Last year’s cereal production was the lowest in five years

news release no 12

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, cereal production was 934,100 tonnes in 2016, which is the lowest yield of the previous five years.

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Milk production remained at the level of 2015

news release no 11

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 781,400 tonnes in 2016, which was a little less than the year before. The number of dairy cows decreased by the end of the year, while milk yield per cow increased.

Milk production per cow, 1994–2016

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