Dáil Éireann - Volume 494 - 06 October, 1998

Written Answers. - Tillage Acreage.

108. Mr. Durkan asked the Taoiseach the total acreage under wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and vegetables for each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18777/98]

The Taoiseach: The following table outlines the total acreage under wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and vegetables in the State on 1 June for each of the past ten years:

Year

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Potatoes

Vegetables for sale

('000 hectares)

1989

60.7

236.5

22.4

24.7

4.0

1990

70.1

206.6

21.8

24.3

3.8

1991

85.7

193.4

20.6

20.5

4.1

1992

90.6

184.4

20.1

22.1

4.3

1993

79.2

180.8

20.2

21.6

4.6

1994

74.1

169.7

20.9

21.4

4.8

1995

70.7

178.6

19.9

22.4

4.7

1996

85.7

181.4

20.9

24.3

4.6

1997

93.9

189.8

20.6

18.2

4.7

1998 #

85.4

191.2

19.3

19.3

Data for wheat, barley, oats and potatoes are provisional. Estimates for vegetables are not yet available.

Sources: CSO June Agricultural Survey and 1991 Census of Agriculture.