Area & Production of Horticulture Crops: Latest Data

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The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates: 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates of 2016-17, of area and production of horticulture crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.

(Area in ‘000 Ha, Production in ‘000 MT)
Total Horticulture 2014-15 2015-16 ( Final) 2016-17 (First Advance Estimate)
(Final)
Area 23410 24472 24369
Production 280986 286188 287323

Highlights: – 2015-16 (Final Estimates)

The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be around 286 million tonnes during 2015-16 which is 2% higher than the previous year.

Production of fruits is estimated to be 90 million tonnes which is 1% higher than the previous year.

Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 169 million tonnes which is about 1.5% higher than the previous year.

Production of spices is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes which is 14% higher than the previous year.

Production of onion is estimated to be around 209 lakh tonnes which is 11% higher than the previous year.

Production of potato is estimated to be around 434 lakh tonnes which is 10% lower than the previous year.

Production of tomato is estimated to be around 187 lakh tonnes which is about 15 % higher than the previous year.

Highlights:- 2016-17 (First Advance Estimates)

The horticulture production of the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be around 287 million tonnes which is marginally higher as compared to 2015-16.

Production of fruits is estimated to be 92 million tonnes which is about 2% higher than the previous year.

Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 168.6 million tonnes which is marginally lower by 0.3% than the previous year.

Production of spices is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes which is almost same as previous year.

Production of onion is estimated to be around 197 lakh tonnes which is 6 % lower than the previous year, which was a bumper production year. However as compared to the past 5 year’s average onion production, this is about 5% higher.

Production of potato is estimated to be around 439 lakh tonnes which is 1% higher than the previous year.

Production of tomato is estimated to be around 189 lakh tonnes which is about 1 % higher than the previous year.

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