Agricultural census - Survey of the apple, pear, peach and apricot plantations, 2012 - Legal background

Legal background

For the purpose of determination of potential of fruit tree plantations, the EU obligated the Member States to implement statistical surveys on areas under fruit trees during 2002 and later in every five years. The survey results provide the opportunity for the Commission to fulfil its tasks concerning the common market organisation of fruits and vegetables.

  • Regulation (EU) No 1337/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council stipulates the reference date of fruit plantation survey, the observed fruit species, the characteristics of observed plantations, the method of survey, in particular the Article 3 which prescribes strict coverage and reliability criteria , as well as the date of data-transmission for the EU.
  • Act XLVIII/2006 and its modification VI/2012 - in compliance with the respecting EC Regulation - determines the data providers, the observed data and frequency of the survey. The reference date, the observed fruit species of the surveys, the implementation period and its method are determined by government regulation. The surveys covers four fruit species (apple, pear, peach and apricot) compulsorily indicated for Hungary.