This survey, to be conducted every five years under the provisions of EU-regulation 1337/2011, provides comprehensive data on the area planted and the variety of fruit planted in certain fruit plantations as well as detailed information on the number and the age of trees and their regional density in Austria.
With reference date of 15 November 2017 Statistics Austria carried out the survey on fruit plantations based on the national Regulation BGBl. II Nr 247/2017.
Due to the results, 3 909 holdings cultivated fruits,
which is 7% less compared to the previous comprehensive survey 2007.
The total area reached 15 700 ha
While the area of apples with 7 700 ha decreased by 3% compared to the survey 2012 (where only apples, pears, apricots and peaches were included), apricots showed a significant increase by 17% to 1 000 ha. Pears also registered a surplus of 15% to 620 ha.
As the survey criteria 2017 have been partly changed considering the previous surveys (2007 and 2012) the comparability to them is limited.
According to Statistics Austria, a production of 225
200 tons of dessert fruits was achieved in 2019 following a year of
very high pome fruit harvest. This is about one fifth below the previous
|Fruit production 2019 by Laender|
|Fruit production 2018 by Laender|
|Fruit production 2017 by Laender|
|Fruit production 2016 by Laender|
|Fruit production 1975 to 2019|
|Survey on fruit plantations 2017|
|Survey on fruit plantations 2017: Berries plantations|
|Survey on fruit plantations 2012|
|Orchards 1989 to 2007 by Laender|
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