Austria remains an importing country


Once again, in the 2010/2011 season, the Austrian agricultural sector was only able to cover part of the country's demand. For grain and potatoes, 88 percent of the demand was covered, for wine 66 percent, for fruit 52 percent, for oilseed 50 percent and for vegetable oil 50 percent, figures from 'Statistik Austria' show.

The value of the agrarian import increased from 8.2 to 9.3 billion Euro and the value of the agrarian export increased from 7.3 to 8.5 billion Euro. The agrarian sector had a share of 7.4 percent of the total foreign trade volume of 242 billion Euro, with 17.8 billion Euro, says the statics bureau. 
 
Less vegetable based food and feed was produced in the 2010/2011 season in Austria. The production volume decreased by 6 percent to 4.8 million tonnes for grain. For potatoes the production volume decreased by 7 percent to 671,700 tonnes and for fruit the production volume even decreased by 15 percent to 429,657 tonnes. The vegetable production stagnated at 654,000 tonnes.
 
To cover the need in the country, 2 million tonnes (+24%) of grain was imported, 1.3 million tonnes (+1%) of fruit and vegetable, 217,800 tonnes (+7%) of potatoes, 878,600 hectolitres (+27%) of wine, 529,100 tonnes (-2%) of oilseed and 418,900 tonnes (+29%) of vegetable oil.
 


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