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Chile-AGRICULTURE

Agriculture

Chilean farmers first concern is the concequences of the entry within the Mercosur. Indeed, this would reduce or suppress barriers at legal entry of numerous foreign products. Some difficulties would follow for numerous Chilean producers.

Farmland surface area:

the areas under cultivation include arable lands and those with permanent crops. They represent 2,294,000 hectares in Chile.

Crops

Crop
Yield (in Metric Tons)
Surface (in hectares)

Yield Hg/ Ha*

Grapes  
1 575 000  
138 277  
113 902  
Wheat  
1 500 000  
370 000  
40 541  
Corn  
646 000  
73 000  
88 493  
Apples  
750 000  
32 400  
231 481  
Potatoes  
992 000  
56 300  
176 199  

* hectograms/hectares

Livestock

Species
Headcount
Cattle  
4 068 000  
Ovine races  
4 144 000  
Pigs  
2 465 000  
Goats  
740 000  
Poultry  
70 043 000  

Number of tractors:

54 000

Irrigated land (surface area):

1 800 000 hectares.

 

Fishing



Yield in metric tons

Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods
Saltwater fish
130 596 Tm.
5 656 612 Tm.

Aquacultural yield in metric tons:

7 590 947 Tm.

 

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