Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Normal Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) introduced that dates recorded the best fee of self-sufficiency amongst all plant-based merchandise in Saudi Arabia, with a 124% score in 2022.
GASTAT launched the self-sufficiency charges of key agriculture merchandise for 2022. The report indicated that potatoes registered 80% self-sufficiency, tomatoes 67%, onions 44%, and citrus 15%.
As for animal merchandise, dairy gadgets ranked first as probably the most self-sufficient animal product at a fee of 118%, adopted by eggs at 117%, and fish at 48%.
The overall space of natural farming in Saudi Arabia reached 19,119 hectares, the report indicated, explaining that the natural cultivation of fruit crops (aside from dates) got here first with 11,536 hectares, or 60.3%, adopted by the world of natural cultivation of date palms at 20.8 p.c.
Natural farming manufacturing reached 95,299 tons in 2022, and fruit (aside from dates) accounted for 70.9% of the overall natural agriculture manufacturing.
Concerning natural breeding, the report acknowledged that the variety of natural beehives reached 7,600 hives in Saudi Arabia in 2022, which witnessed a progress fee of 31% in comparison with 2021. The variety of cows in natural tasks amounted to 610 cows in 2022.
Furthermore, the overall agricultural imports reached 29,376,000 tons in 2022, the report mentioned, noting that grains had the most important share with 45.2% of imports.
Agricultural exports grew by 14%, with a complete of three,687,000 tons in 2022, in comparison with 2021. The exports of dairy merchandise, eggs, and pure honey constituted 20.1% of the overall agricultural exports within the earlier yr, the report revealed.
GASTAT’s report additionally revealed the loans granted by the Agricultural Growth Fund to beneficiaries, and financial institution credit offered to agriculture and fishing exercise, clarifying that the worth of loans distributed to all types of beneficiaries together with farmers, agricultural tasks, fishermen and beekeepers reached SR5.3 billion in 2022.
The variety of agricultural tasks that have been funded by the Agricultural Growth Fund in 2022 reached 50, of which 15 have been broiler rooster tasks with a price of SR311 million, and 15 greenhouses with a price of SR149 million. The worth of financial institution credit score offered for agriculture and fishing exercise was SR11.5 billion in 2022.