Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Jordbruksmarkens användning 2004

JO 10 SM 0402 Korrigerad version 2004-05-06

 

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List of terms

Summary

The total area of arable land in applications for EU-subsidies has increased by 27 600 hectares

Based upon the applications for EU-subsidies, the total area of arable land has decreased by 3 300 hectares between 2003 and 2004 whereas the total area of pasture and meadowland increased by 30 900 hectares. Thus, according to the applications, the total area of arable land increased by 27 600 hectares during the aforementioned period. The total area of pasture and meadowland has increased during several years and this year's increase of over 6 % is due to a number of different reasons - among other things, the fact that, due to the newly reformed agricultural policy, pasture and meadowland will entitle farmers to receive EU-subsidies from the year 2005, must be part of the explanation.

Cultivation of oil seeds increases while cultivation of oats decreases

Based upon applications, the cultivation of rape and turnip rape increased by 25 700 hectares, or almost 45 %, to 84 300 hectares, whilst the cultivation of cereals decreased by 26 500 hectares to 1 127 600 hectares. According to the applications for EU-subsidies, this year's total area under oilseeds will be the largest since 1996, but still considerably less than before. The large area of oilseeds in 2004 can be explained by relatively high prices and good conditions during the autumn sowing.

 

Among grain crops, the total area under oats is expected to have decreased by 49 200 hectares, approximately 18 %, to 230 700 hectares, whilst the total area under barley is expected to have increased by 30 500 hectares, around 7 %, to 398 100 hectares. The decrease in total area under oats can be explained by lower market prices for this crop.

 

The definite areas for different crops in 2004 may differ to some degree from these numbers. This is due to the farmers handing in applications for EU-subsidies prior to sowing. The farmers have the opportunity to change their applications until mid-June.

List of tables

 

Explanation of symbols

1. Areas under cereals in 2004. Hectare

2. Areas under leguminous plants, ley and green fodder in 2004. Hectare

3. Areas under potatoes, sugar beets and oleiferous plants in 2004. Hectare

4. Areas under bare fallow etc. and total area of arable land in 2004. Hectare

5. Areas under pasture and meadow 2004. Hectare

 

List of terms

Alvarbete

Grazed alvar (flat areas on hard limestone bedrock with bare rock breaking through the thin soil)

Annan obrukad åker

Other untilled arable land

Andra växtslag

Other crops

Betesmark

Pasture and meadow

Blandsäd

Mixed grain

Bruna bönor

White beans

Energiskog

Energy forest

Frövall

Seed ley

Fäbodbete

Mountain pasture

Grönfoder

Green fodder

Havre

Oats

Hela riket

Whole of Sweden

Höstkorn

Winter barley

Höstraps

Winter rape

Höstrybs

Winter turnip rape

Höstvete

Winter wheat

Konservärter

Green peas

Korn

Barley

Län

County

Matpotatis

Table potatoes

Oljelin

Linseed

Oljeväxter

Oleiferous plants

Ospecificerad åkermark

Unspecified arable land

Outnyttjad betesmark

Unutilised pasture and meadow

Potatis för stärkelse

Potatoes for processing

Produktionsområde

Production area

Råg

Rye

Rågvete

Triticale

Skogsbete

Forest pasture

Slåtter- och betesvall

Temporary grass

Slåtteräng

Mown meadow

Sockerbetor

Sugar beets

Spannmål

Grain

Stödområde

Support area

Träda

Fallow land

Trädgårdsväxter

Horticulture plants

Vall

Ley

Vårkorn

Spring barley

Vårraps

Spring rape

Vårrybs

Spring turnip rape

Vårvete

Spring wheat

Åkerbönor

Beans

Ärter

Peas