Number of commercial farm household in Japan 1990-2015

In 2015, the total number of households within the Japanese agricultural industry engaged in commercial farming amounted to around 1.3 million, continuing the downward trend since 1995. Among the around 2.1 million commercial farmers in 2015, over 65 percent were elderly farmers aged 65 years and older.

Total number of commercial farm households within the agricultural industry in Japan from 1990 to 2015

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

1990 to 2015

Supplementary notes

The source uses the term commercial farming referring to households managing cultivated land of 0.3 hectares and over, or with annual sales of agricultural products amounting to 500,000 yen or more.
1 Japanese yen equals 0.0092 U.S. dollars or 0.0085 euros as of October 2019.
Values have been rounded.
Data prior to 1995 comes from previous reporting.

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