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The last eight years the average size of agriculture in Latvia has grown over

According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) statistical data collection “Latvian Agriculture”, the average size of farm field in Latvia at the end of last year was 38.2 hectares, which is 8.7 hectares or 29% more than in 2010.

However land to be used for agriculture last year reached at avarage 25.6 hectares per one field farm, which is 6 hectares more than in 2010,  when one farm field had at avarage 19.6 hectares agricultural land.

In the last 8 years the total area of agricultural land in the country has increased for about 132,400 hectares or 7.3%.

In the last year total volume of agricultural production – comparing in price, decreased by 11.2% compared to 2017, crop production – by 20.6%, but livestock production has remained at the previous years level.

At the end of 2018 in Latvia were 78 100 farm fields compared to 80 200 farm fields at the end of 2017.

Source: LETA