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Production

ContinentProd. 1991
(1 000 tons)
Prod. 1997
(1 000 tons)
Prod. 2001
(1 000 tons)
Africa109140145
America
(North & central)
222189205
  U.S.A. alone 89100
South America87109131
  Argentina alone 7590
Asia334402465
  China alone 215256
  ex-USRR alone 136125
Europe180281288
  E.U. alone 106111
Oceania293629
Total96111561263

Exportations

Country1991
(1 000 tons)
2000
(1 000 tons)
China70103
Argentina4788
Mexico5031
U.E.2648
Total280375

Importations

Country1993
(1 000 tons)
2000
(1 000 tons)
U.S.A.6190
Japan3640
E.U.146193
Total275370

Hives in Europe

Countrynumber of hives -
total (1992)
number of hives -
total (2002)
number of hives -
professionals (1992)
number of hives -
professionals (2002)
Spain1 854 0002 314 5001 242 4001 681 000
France1 434 0001 297 000528 000528 000
Greece1 225 0001 380 000770 000770 000
Germany1 010 000900 00080 00050 000
Italy1 000 0001 100 000300 000300 000
Portugal510 000632 500177 000345 000
Austria?343 000?30 000
U.K.200 000273 50040 00040 000
Total7 540 0008 793 0003 163 0003 793 000

Beekeepers in Europe

Countrytotal beekeepers
(1992)
total beekeepers
(2002)
professional
beekeepers (1992)
professional
beekeepers (2002)
Spain20 15026 6704 5504 000
France1000 000100 0003 0003 000
Greece23 00022 0003 0004 000
Germany94 000103 600400300
Italy80 00075 0001 0001 100
Portugal50 00026 0001 0001 800
Austria?25 000?150
U.K.35 00043 600200200
Total435 000470 00013 35014 800

References


March 12th 2003