Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Jordbruksmarkens användning 2008

JO 10 SM 0901

 

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Summary
List of tables
List of terms

Summary

The total area of arable land decreases while the area of cereals increases

The total area of arable land in Sweden has been estimated to 2,630,500 ha in 2008. This is a decrease by 17,500 ha (-0.7 %) compared to the year 2007.

The area of cereals has been estimated to 1,087,700 ha in 2008, which is an increase by 97,600 ha (+9.9 %) since the year 2007. Barley and oats increased their areas, wheat is about the same as last year while other cereals decreased. The highest percentage increase in area between the years 2007 and 2008 is oats with 24.2 %.

The total area of pasture and green fodder has been estimated to 1,158,900 ha, which is an increase by 31,300 ha (+2.8 %) since the year 2007. Since the year 2005, the area of pasture and green fodder has increased by 93,000 ha (+8.7 %).

The area of rape and turnip rape has increased by 1,700 ha (+1.9 %) between the years 2007 and 2008.

The area of fallow land decreased by 134,500 ha (-47,9 %) between the years 2007 and 2008. Sweden has not had such a small area of fallow land since the year before Sweden entered the EU in 1995.

The area of pasture and meadows decreases

The total area of pasture and meadows has been estimated to 457,700 hectares in the year 2008. This is a decrease with 31,600 ha (-6.5 %) between the years 2007 and 2008. Pasture and meadows consists of grazed alvar, forest pasture, mountain pasture and mown meadow.

The number of holdings decreases

The number of holdings which are included in the Swedish farm register in the year 2008 has been estimated to 71,611, which is 998 fewer than in the year of 2007. This is equivalent to a decrease by 1 %. The decrease of holdings is highest among the holdings with arable land between 30 and 50 ha. The biggest and the smallest holdings are increasing in number between the years 2007 and 2008.

List of tables

 

Explanation of symbols

1a. Areas under cereals in 2008. Hectare

1b. Number of holdings with cultivation of cereals 2008.

2a. Areas under leguminous plants, ley and green fodder in 2008. Hectare

2b. Number of holdings with cultivation of leguminous plants, ley and green fodder 2008.

3a. Areas under potatoes, sugar beets and oleiferous plants 2008. Hectare

3b. Number of holdings with cultivation of potatoes, sugar beets and oleiferous plants 2008.

4a. Areas under bare fallow etc. and total area of arable land 2008. Hectare

4b. Number of holdings with bare fallow etc. and with arable land 2008.

5a. Areas under pasture and meadow 2008. Hectare

5b. Number of holdings with pasture and meadow 2008.

6. Figures for all municipalities

List of terms

Alvarbete

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

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

Län

County

Matpotatis

Table potatoes

Oljelin

Linseed

Område

Region

Ospecificerad betesmark

Unspecified pasture and meadow

Ospecificerad åkermark

Unspecified arable land

Outnyttjad betesmark

Unutilised pasture and meadow

Outnyttjad åkermark

Unutilised arable land

Potatis för stärkelse

Potatoes for processing

Produktionsområde

Production area

Raps

Rape

Rybs

Turnip rape

Råg

Rye

Rågvete

Triticale

Skogsbete

Forest pasture

Slåtter- och betesvall

Temporary grass

Slåtteräng

Mown meadow

Sockerbetor

Sugar beets

Spannmål

Cereals

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

Åkermark

Arable land

Ärter

Peas