News Agriculture, Fish, Forestry, Game, Garden, Statistic

The e-yearbook of food and natural resource statistics of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is published for the third time. The online publication collates the key statistics of the Finnish bioeconomy regarding agriculture, forestry, as well as fish and game. The publication is now available in Finnish and English.

Luke’s e-yearbook contains statistics, for example, of the structure and production of agriculture in Finland, forestry and wood trade, fishing, aquaculture and hunting. In addition, the publication includes information about prices, profitability and foreign trade. The longest time series date back nearly a hundred years.

Statistical database supplements the yearbook

The e-yearbook is firmly linked to the up-to-date statistical database in Luke’s stat.luke.fi service. It can be accessed through direct links to view numerical data behind diagrams and figures in the yearbook and all other Luke statistics.

The e-yearbook is freely available through the link below. A printed version of the e-yearbook can also be ordered at an extra charge from Luke’s online shop.

Selections of statistics

In 2016:

  • Meat production in Finland reached a record high at 404 million kilos, mainly thanks to an increase in chicken meat production.
  • A total of 63 per cent of eggs were produced in enriched cages, 32 per cent in barn and free-range hen houses, while 5 per cent came from organic poultry farms.
  • The first statistics of agricultural land rents were compiled in 2016. The average annual price paid by agricultural and horticultural enterprises for rented agricultural land was EUR 223 per hectare.
  • In 2016, a record-breaking amount of 70 million cubic metres of roundwood was harvested from Finnish forests, with 62 million cubic metres being used in the forest industry and 8 million cubic metres in energy production.
  • The value of exported forest industry products totalled EUR 11.4 billion in 2016. The real value of exports decreased by about half a per cent from the year before.
  • In Finland, nearly 210 million kilos of fish were caught and farmed. The total value of fishing and fish farming was EUR 200 million.
  • Of all Finnish hunters, 7 per cent were women. The highest proportion of female hunters was in Lapland.

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