Number of commercial farmers in Japan 1990-2015

In 2015, the number of commercial farmers in Japan amounted to around 2.1 million, continuing the steady downward trend since 1995. Among the active commercial farmers in 2015, the majority, over 63 percent, were elderly farmers aged 65 years or older.

Total number of commercial farmers in Japan from 1990 to 2015

Number of farmers in millions
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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 refering 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 0.0080 euros as of January 2019.
Values have been rounded.
Data prior to 1995 comes from previous reporting.

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