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Agriculture in New Zealand

Agriculture in New Zealand is the largest sector of the tradable economy, contributing about two-thirds of exported goods in 2006-7. For the year ended March 2002, agricultural exports were valued at over $14.8 billion. The New Zealand agricultural sector is unique in being the only developed country to be totally exposed to the international markets since subsidies, tax concessions and price supports were removed in the 1980s. Pastoral farming is the major land use but there are increases in land area devoted to horticulture.

Production Edit

Production in 2012:

Product Production (tonnes) Area (ha) Yield
(kilos/ha)
Seed (tonnes) Notes
Barley 438,789 65,703 6,678 8,500 [1]
Wheat 488,614 54,750 8,924 10,000 [1]
Corn 211,231 19,442 10,864 280 [1]
Oats 18,118 3,885 4,663 1,000 [1]
Rapeseed 2,700 2,500 1,080 - [1]
Linseed 2,350 1,250 1,880 91 [1]
Peas (green) 37,825 6,672 5,669 - [1]
Peas (dry) 20,148 6,399 3,148 5,000 [1]
Beans (green) 7,800 1,186 6,576 - [1]
Lentil 2,865 1,167 2,455 48 [1]
Potato 550,000 11,578 47,503 55,000 [1]
Pumpkins 153,000 7,885 19,403 - [1]
Sweet potato 16,000 1,228 13,029 1,613 [1]
Onion (green) 257,000 5,718 44,945 - [1]
Carrots 88,000 2,047 42,989 - [1]
Lettuce 33,500 1,250 26,800 - [1]
Grapes 340,000 34,605 9,825 - [1]
Kiwi 376,400 12,757 29,505 - [1]
Apple 448,000 8,845 50,650 - [1]
Avocado 20,500 4,149 4,941 - [1]
Currants 7,600 1,408 5,397 - [1]
Mushrooms 9,884 15 650,425 - [1]

References Edit

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External links Edit


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