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MAFF UPDATE No.692 (Published on MARCH 21, 2008)

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Number 692
MARCH  21, 2008

A weekly update of news from the Japanese
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
International Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kasumigaseki 1-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950
Fax: 81-3-3502-8084
Editor: Yoshiyuki Ohtani

  

 

 

Statistics of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries issued on February 1, 2008

 

Gross Fishery and Aquaculture Production in 2006

 - Gross fishery and aquaculture output was 1606.9 billion yen, and marine fishery production alone accounted for 70%.

    Outline of Survey

    1 Gross fishery and aquaculture production in 2006 was 1606.9 billion yen, a 0.4% increase over the previous year.
    2 Gross marine fishery production was 1, 078.7 billion yen, a 1.8% increase over the previous year. This is because the production of salmon, mackerel and yellowtail surged, while that of scallops, cuttlefish
       and whitebait dropped down.
    3 Gross aquaculture production was 449.6 billion yen, a 2.4% increase over the previous year. It is due to the increase in production of yellowtail and sea-bream, though the output of seaweed and scallops
      dropped down.
    4 Gross inland water fishery production was 24.2 billion yen.
    5 Gross inland water aquaculture production was 54.4 billion yen, a 4.2 % increase over the previous year.
       This is mainly because production of eels went up.
       Note: The figure of inland water fishery output is based on the catches for commercial purposes from
       FY2006, so it does not include the catches for recreational fishing.

   

            Chart 1 Composition of Gross Fishery Production (billion yen)

 

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              Chart 2 Composition of gross Marine production (billion yen)

 

 

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  Gross Forestry Output in 2006

   - Gross forestry output in 2006 increased year-on-year for the first time in 10 years, due to the increase
     in sugi (Japanese cedar) and fresh shiitake mushrooms production.

     Outline of Survey


    1 Gross forestry output in 2006 was 432.16 billion yen. Timber and cultivated mushroom production accounted for 98.1%, 217.08 billion and 207.05 billion yen respectively.
    2 Gross forestry output increased by 3.7% from the previous year, due to the increase in sugi timber and cultivated mushrooms production.
       Gross timber output increased by 3.3% from the previous year. This is attributed to the rise of production and sale price of sugi.
       Gross mushroom farming output increased by 4.3% from the previous year, because the sale prices of such mushrooms as shiitake and buna shimeji soared.
    3 The annual income of forestry workers was 248.78 billion yen, a 1.3 % increase year-on-year.

 

              Chart 3 Composition of gross forestry out put (billion yen)

 

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 STATISTICS


The following statistics are available from the Statistics Planning Division of the Statistics Department (Tel. 03-6744-2037)


1 Market Report on Retailers of Fresh Food, last 10 days of February 2008.
2 Periodical Statistics on Marketing of Fruit and Vegetables, last 10 days of February 2008.
3 Statistics on Marketing of Flowers, January 2008.
4 Production of Feed Crops, 2007.
5 Statistics on Distribution of Frozen Fishery Products, January 2008.
6 Market Report on Retailers of Fresh Foods, First 10 days of March 2008.
7 Summary of Survey on Rural communities operating. (as of February 1, 2008)
8 Survey of Food Prices During Various Stages of the Distribution Process (Cost of Vegetables and Fruits) (Summary), 2007.
9 Periodical Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, First 10 days of March 2008.
10 Market Report on Retailers of Fresh Foods, Middle 10 days of March 2007.

  Notes: 1. All materials are in Japanese unless otherwise noted.
              2. Contacts may not be able to respond to inquiries in any language except Japanese.

 

 

 

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