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Agricultural census

Censuses have traditions in Hungary. The first harvest survey was conducted in 1868, the first crop production survey in 1871, the first livestock survey in 1884, the first orchard census in 1956-59 and the first vineyard census in 1961-63. Data of regular statistical data collections introduce nearly 150 years of agriculture.


Farm Structure Survey of 2020 (FSS 2020)
Farm Structure Survey of 2016 (FSS 2016)
Farm Structure Survey of 2013 (FSS 2013)
Farm Structure Survey of 2010 (FSS 2010)
Farm Structure Survey of 2007 (FSS 2007)
Farm Structure Survey of 2005 (FSS 2005)
Farm Structure Survey of 2003 (FSS 2003)


The system of community farm structure survey is based on the agricultural censuses in every 10 years (general censuses, which are in connection with FAO world censuses) and on farm structure surveys conducted in every 2-3 years.
The first census conducted in line with EU censuses was the Agricultural Census of 2000. The Farm Structure Survey of 2003 was carried out according to EU stipulations. The Farm Structure Survey of 2005 and 2007 was conducted according to the EU stipulations.

Survey of the apple, pear, peach and apricot plantations, 2012


In Hungary the plantations maintained for market purpose and covered by such permanent crops as apple, pear, apricot and peach trees, must be enumerated in every five years according to the law which is compulsory for the member states of the European Community. In this way – just like in 2007 – in 2012 a survey was carried out by filling out questionnaires with data on this plantations mentioned above.

Survey of the apple, pear, peach and apricot plantations, 2007


The implementation of the census on vineyards and orchards in 2001 established the condition for carrying out basic surveys in every five years based on EU requirements. As a Member State, Hungary has met this claim with the survey implemented in 2007 for the first time. In 2007 Hungary was obliged to implement the survey on areas and users of four indicated fruit species (apple, pear, peach and apricot).

Census on vineyards and orchards of 2001


In compliance with Act. No. CXLIII of 2000, a census on vineyards and orchards was conducted between 1 June and 15 October in 2001 by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. The aim of the census was to report data for grounded management of agriculture, to establish registry on plantations, and to meet needs of domestic and international (FAO, EU) users.