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Agriculture The Greek economy depends a lot on agriculture One quarter of the Greek workforce is engaged in farming and agriculture constitutes about 15 of the domestic production Not much attention has been drawn on the agricultural sector of the economy The farms are pretty small the division of inheriting land has reduced the average size to 34 hectares 8 acres and it is really difficult to use mechanised equipment efficiently Yields are also low due to the dryness and erosion of the soil Lets take a look at the yearly output of some major crops tobacco 142000 wheat 26 million tomatoes 19 million oranges 780000 corn 21 million sugar beet 19 million grapes 16 million olives 15 million potatoes 850000 and cotton 222000 Livestock included some 108 million sheep 35 million goats 800000 head of cattle 31 million poultry and 12 million pigs Forestry and Fishing The Greek government owns the two-thirds of the forestland and has materialised her plans ie to replace the trees that were destroyed during World War II About 29 million cu m of timber were annually cut in the late 80s and approximately the 75 of the harvest was hardwood Fish exports are limited because of the widespread consumption of fish products within Greece However in recent years thousands of tons of fish are exported each year due to the ever increasing development of fish farms in the country In the late 80s the annual catch totalled 135000 tons from which 80 was consumed within Greece Sponges are the main marine product exported Mining Mining is of little importance to the Greek economy We should mention though the annual output of minerals in tons bauxite 23 million iron ore 13 million and magnesite 884400 Also about 279200 cu m of marble were quarried Petroleum salt chromium silver zinc were also produced Manufacturing Approximately one fifth of the Greek workforce
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