|Updated: 14.2.2013 - Next update: 28.11.2013|
Grain harvest on the previous year’s levelAccording to Tike's harvest statistics, the total grain harvest in 2012 was about 3.7 billion kilograms. This nearly matches the harvest in 2011, but there were changes between grain types. Crop damage decreased the harvest of nearly all plants more than in previous years. the total production of wheat decreased by 9 per cent to about 887 million kilograms. Rye production decreased by about 18 per cent to 64 million kilograms. The barley harvest of about 1.6 billion kilograms was 4 per cent higher than in 2011. The oat harvest in 2012 was about 1.1 billion kilograms, which is 3 per cent more than in the previous year.
Tike, Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Description of indicator
The grain crop describes production volumes of domestic grain, including yield volumes of Finland’s most important grain crops: wheat, rye, barley and oats. ‘Grain crop’ is included in crop statistics comprising data on the most important field crops. Crop data has been collected from farms since the 1920s, in the form of a sample survey. The information has been compiled from about 6,000 farmers through an online service and phone interviews.