JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia has achieved self-sufficiency in main agricultural merchandise, together with dairy, eggs and fish, based on the newest report of the Basic Authority for Statistics (GASTAT).
The report on agricultural statistics for the yr 2022 revealed that among the many animal merchandise within the Kingdom, recent dairy merchandise achieved the best fee of self-sufficiency at a fee of 118 % in the course of the yr 2022, adopted by desk eggs at a fee of 117 %, whereas the self-sufficiency fee of fish stood at 48 % for a similar yr.
With regard to plant merchandise, dates got here in first place with a self-sufficiency fee of 124 %, with an area manufacturing quantity of 1.61 million tons in 2022, whereas the self-sufficiency fee for tomato reached 67 %, and onion reached 44 %.
The GASTAT statistics confirmed that the entire space of natural agriculture within the Kingdom reached 19100 hectares in 2022. The realm of natural cultivation of fruit crops, besides dates, got here in first place, accounting for 11500 hectares. That’s, 60.3 %, adopted by the realm of natural cultivation of date palms that constituted 20.8 % of the entire space of natural agriculture, the report identified