Romania, EU champion at sun-flower production

Romania came in first place in Europe last year for sun-flower production, according to research done by the National Institute of Statistics regarding the state of crops in Romania in 2013.

Sun-flower crops represent a tradition in Romania and the country managed to have the highest production yield out of the main european member-states.

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Production increased by 79.3 percent, given that the crop area increased by 13.6 percent and yield per hectare was also on the rise. The biggest production hikes were recorded for sun-flower (+52.7 percent), soy (+45.2 percent) and  rape (4.3 times).

Sugar Beet
Production: +37.6 percent
Yield/hectare: +32.7 percent
Crops area: +3.7 percent

Potatoes
Production: +31.8 percent
Yield/hectare: +42 percent
Crops area: -7.1 percent

Vegetables
Production: +13.6 percent

Grapes
Production: +27.3 percent
Yield/hectare: +37.4 percent
Crops area: -0.6 percent

Fruit (plantations)
Production: +11.6 percent
Cherry trees: +30.4 percent
Pair trees: +15.8 percent
Apricot trees: +12.5 percent
Plum trees: 11.5 percent
Apple trees: +8.3 percent

Cereal output rose 63.9% in 2013 in Romania which, although ranked among the largest corn and wheat producers in the European Union, places near bottom in terms of yields per hectare, the country’s statistics institute said Monday.

Source: business-review.eu