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The number of agricultural holdings continues to decrease
The number of holdings with more than 2,0 hectares of arable land has during the last year decreased with 4 170 and was 66 780 in year 2003. The number of holdings with less than 30 hectares of arable land has decreased with 57 %since 1970. The number of holdings with more than 30 hectares has marginally increased since 1970.
Younger holders cultivates larger areas than older
The median age of holders was 53 years in 2003. For holders in the smaller size classes of arable land the median age is higher than for holders in the larger size classes of arable land. The median age of holders who cultivate more than 100 hectares of arable land is 49 years.
Every sixth holder is over 65 years, while only 6 % of the holders are younger than 35 years.
The total area of arable land has decreased with 12 % since 1970
The total area of arable land has decreased with 363 000 hectares, or 12 %, to 2 668 586 hectares, between 1970 and 2003. Around 55 % of all arable land is owned by the farmers, while 45 % is rented.