Finland to procure more grains for emergency stocks

Published Dec 14, 2022

Tridge summary

In 2022, the cultivated area of Barley was approximately 429,000 hectares in Finland. There were about 66,500 hectares of malting Barley. Most Barley is produced in Finland proper, South Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia, and Häme. Most of the Barley is used as livestock feed directly at the farms. Barley is also used in the malting, starch, and alcohol industry and the production of enzymes. Feed and malting Barley are also exported to the global markets.

Original content

This year, there was a total of 2.27 million hectares of agricultural land in use. Cultivated arable land was more than 2.03 million hectares, and more than half of it is in the cultivation of grain, oil, protein crops, and fallow. The 2021 cereal harvest totaled 2.6 million tons. The Barley harvest was one-third lower than average; the oat harvest was a quarter lower, and the rye and wheat harvests were a fifth lower than average. The Barley harvest hit 1.03 million tons, which decreased by 25%, while the Oats harvest, estimated at 790,000 tons, decreased by 34%. The total organic cereals harvest for 2021 – 116,000 tons – was 26% lower than in 2020. The production of Oats decreased from 25,000 tons to 58,000 tons (-30%). The Barley production decreased by 10,000 to 12,000 tons (-46%). Cereal crops are cultivated on roughly half of Finland’s field area. Four cereal crops are in wide-scale production in Finland: wheat, Barley, Oats, and rye. Organic cereal crops are cultivated on ...
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