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Table 1: Agricultural non-food production area in the EU (1000 ha) by annual campaign.

 
EU-12
EU-15
 
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
Non-food crops area
952
1026
1227
1192
1177
1310
1430
1524
1685
Cotton
352
311
397
383
423
473
502
510
508
Cotton (Farm Structure survey)
272
-
-
357
-
441
-
Flax
79
55
44
52
89
104
132
133
166
Hemp
4
5
5
7
8
10
14
23
42
Linseed for oil
42
121
265
205
88
125
171
224
314
Wheat(1)(2)
131
133(e)
142(e)
150
160
180
175
205
245
Maize(1)(2)
240
269(e)
246(e)
250
265
265
265
265
245
Potatoes(1)(2)
84
109(e)
105(e)
119
120
120
140
133
133
Sugar beet(3)
20
23(e)
23(e)
26
24
33
31
31
32
Non-food crops on set-aside area
-
-
-
242
707
1045
718
451
467
Rape seed
-
-
-
172
479
825
571
311
340
Sunflower seed
-
-
-
32
138
144
89
82
68
Linseed
-
-
-
22
59
28
0
0
0
Cereals
-
-
-
9
16
18
18(e)
18(e)
18(e)
Sugar beet
-
-
-
1
6
6
12(e)
12(e)
12(e)
Short rotation
-
-
-
0
0
14
18
18
19
Medicine plants
-
-
-
4
6
6
6(e)
6(e)
6(e)
Others
-
-
-
2
3
4
4(e)
4(e)
4(e)
TOTAL non-food crops
952
1026
1227
1434
1884
2355
2148
1975
2152
% Non-food crops on set-aside area
-
-
-
17%
38%
44%
33%
23%
22%

(1) outside 5 years set-aside scheme
(2) within the starch refund scheme
(3) within the refund scheme for sugar used in the chemical industry
(e) estimation

Sources: DG VI - Eurostat