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MAFF UPDATE No.732 (Published on December 24th, 2010)

                                                                                

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Summary of the World Census of Agriculture and Forestry in 2010  (Preliminary) As of February 1, 2010 

 

Summary of the survey

 

The World Census of Agriculture and Forestry in 2010 has been implementing the guideline, “Program of the World Census of Agriculture and Forestry in 2010” which is advocated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, for the purpose of providing the basic materials which is necessary for planning, proposal and promotion of its administration, clarifying the structure of production or employment in Japanese agriculture and forestry and the realities in the rural areas. In Japan, the Census of Agriculture and Forestry has carried out every five years since 1950, and it becomes the 13th time in 2010.

 

The points for results of the survey

 

(a) As of February 1, 2010, there are 1,727,000 agricultural and forestry management entities, with a decline of 17.2% compared with the previous survey in 2005 (same as follows). Among them, there are 1,679,000 management entities in agriculture only, and 140,000 management entities in forestry only with decline of 16.4% and 30.1% respectively. 

 

(b) The number of the farm households is 2,529,000, a decrease in 320,000(11.2%). Among them, there are 1,632,000 commercial farm households, a decrease in 332,000(16.9%).

 

(c) The population of farming engaged in commercial farm households is 2,606,000, a decrease of 746,000 (22.3%). And their average age is 65.8 years old.  

 

(d) In view of the number of agricultural management entities in their respective scales of cultivated land under management, the increasing rate seems high in the scale of 30 ha or more in Hokkaido and 5 ha or more in other prefectures.

 

(e) The area of cultivated land under management per one agricultural management entity expanded 2.2 ha from its previous scale of 1.9 ha.

 

(f) In view of the agricultural management entities in their types of organization, the number of agricultural management which converted into corporation form is 22,000, an increase of 17.0%.

 

(g) In view of the status of agricultural production related business that the agricultural management entities deal with, there are 34,000 in business of processing agricultural products, an increase of 42.9%.

Also, the numbers of farmers' managements operating leisure-related business are 9,000 in sightseeing farms, 6,000 in farms for lease, as well as farms for experience of farming, and they increase in 15.7% and  45.2% respectively.

 

(h) The abandoned cultivated land area has become 396,000 ha, an increase in 2.7%, however, the increase range shrunk in the five years.

 

(i) The forestry area is 24,850,000 ha, and in view of national and private areas, the national area is 7,220,000 ha (the ratio of the forestry area is 29.1%), and the private area is 17,630,000 ha (70.9% same as above).

The rate of forestry (ratio of forestry area in the total of land area) is 66.6%, and there is no major change compared with the previous survey in 5 years ago.

 

Note: All numbers are preliminary, and the actual results will be released when they are fixed.  

  

 

   Statistics

 

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

 

 

  1. Planted Area of Azuki Red beans, Kidney beans and Peanuts 2010 (Dried Beans)
  2. Statistics on Lumber, August 2010 
  3. Statistics on Plywood, August 2010
  4. Statistics on Milk and Milk Products, August 2010
  5. Planted Area and Production of Wheat and Barley (Except Hokkaido), 2010
  6. Summary of Statistical Survey on Food Waste, 2009 (The General Household Survey)
  7. Index Numbers of Commodity Prices in Agriculture, August 2010
  8. Monthly Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, August 2010
  9. Statistics on Meat Marketing, August 2010
  10. Planted Area and Crop general condition of Paddy Rice, as of September 15, 2010
  11. Prices of Lumber, September 2010 (Preliminary)
  12. Statistics on Lumber, September 2010
  13. Statistics on Plywood, September 2010
  14. Statistics on Milk and Milk Products, September 2010
  15. Index Numbers of Commodity Prices in Agriculture, September 2010
  16. Monthly Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, September 2010
  17. Statistics on Meat Marketing, September 2010
  18. Planted Area and Crop general condition of Paddy Rice, as of October 15, 2010
  19. Statistical Survey on Farm Management and Economy, 2009 (Management Statistics by Farming Type, Individual (Paddy Field Farm)
  20. Statistical Survey on Farm Management and Economy, 2009 (Management Statistics by Farming Type, Individual (Upland Field Farm)
  21. Statistical Survey on Farm Management and Economy, 2009 (Management Statistics by Farming Type, Individual (Farm of Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers Farm)
  22. Statistical Survey on Farm Management and Economy, 2009 (Management Statistics by Farming Type, Individual (Farm of Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Pigs, Layers and Broilers)
  23. Statistical Survey on Farm Management and Economy, Balance of Farm Management and Economy for Commercial Farm Households (Individual management) ,2009
  24. Statistics on Cultivated Land Area (as of July 15, 2010)
  25. Prices of Lumber, October 2010.(Preliminary)
  26. Survey on stocked rice of commercial farm household (as of end of June, 2010)
  27. Agricultural Output, 2009 (Preliminary)
  28. Aggregate of Planted Area of Crops and Utilization Rate of Cultivated Land, 2009
  29. Statistics on Production Cost of Natane 2009
  30. Statistics on Production Cost of Buckwheat 2009
  31. Statistics on Production Cost of two-rowed barley, six-rowed barley, hadaka barley 2009
  32. Statistics on Lumber, October 2010
  33. Statistics on Plywood, October 2010
  34. Summary of 2010 Census of Agriculture and Forestry (Preliminary) (as of February 1, 2010)
  35. Statistics on Milk and Milk Products, October 2010
  36. Index Numbers of Commodity Prices in Agriculture, October 2010
  37. Monthly Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, October 2010
  38. Statistics on Meat Marketing, October 2010
  39. Prices of Lumber, October November 2010 (Preliminary)
  40. Production of Paddy Field Rice and Upland Rice, 2010
  41. Planted Area, Production and Shipment of spring Planted Potatoes (Except Hokkaido) 2010
  42. Production of Wheat and Barley, 2010
  43. Agricultural Output, 2009 (Agricultural Region and Prefecture)
 

 

  Notes: 1.  All the materials are in Japanese unless otherwise noted.

  2.  Inquiries may not be responded in any language except Japanese. 

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