Linseed Area Harvested (Ha)                                                                                        
                                                                                             
FAOStat Database: Agriculture--Primary Crops.(http://faostat.fao.org/)                                                                                
 Accessed 5-24-2006                                                                                            
(2004 data provisional)                                                                                            
  Year  
  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005  
  Argentina 1,087,000 1,171,700 1,315,300 1,216,700 1,084,300 1,004,000 800,700 616,300 809,500 790,800 833,800 450,860 441,100 389,600 500,600 446,400 674,000 884,000 817,000 978,000 726,000 818,000 864,000 804,400 603,000 688,000 744,500 655,200 560,400 565,300 572,600 416,400 206,500 141,970 152,835 192,700 88,740 107,075 101,545 67,875 28,135 19,540 13,800 29,000    37,000   Argentina
  Armenia                                                               127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Armenia
  Australia 25,144 39,281 47,551 54,166 9,950 13,997 22,046 28,569 49,210 41,642 19,830 16,300 17,777 35,562 15,654 15,299 43,837 13,085 17,205 9,956 6,570 4,930 5,302 5,626 10,150 7,338 8,443 3,000 3,431 1,839 4,299 6,764 3,375 8,100 8,200 13,600 8,000 9,080 10,110 10,200 10,200 9,000 7,000 7,000      7,000   Australia
  Bangladesh 19,425 19,830 23,067 20,639 21,448 21,900 17,800 15,000 14,600 14,600 14,600 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 55,000 60,000 65,000 70,000 70,000 75,000 75,000 73,000 77,618 67,680 68,337 74,146 75,202 76,305 77,077 77,403 75,118 74,867 74,526 73,202 70,400 69,890 69,820 64,345 67,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000    70,000   Bangladesh
  Belarus                                                               125,000 96,000 83,000 98,000 79,000 72,200 75,000 76,400 82,000 79,000 68,000 80,000 75,000    75,000   Belarus
  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,700 17,700 16,300 20,232 20,529    18,943   Belgium
  Belgium-Luxembourg 26,645 32,696 33,917 39,187 27,012 23,554 14,012 14,621 15,579 8,203 12,456 8,051 6,647 9,066 9,291 8,999 9,987 8,548 7,288 7,257 6,352 7,678 7,313 9,662 10,610 7,639 9,835 10,649 11,486 11,722 9,675 7,142 9,218 11,107 11,011 11,261 11,303 10,833 12,003 0 0 0 0 0           -     Belgium-Luxembourg
  Brazil 46,146 55,389 55,900 67,428 69,768 57,887 44,190 44,585 43,949 32,006 25,544 18,677 16,339 11,654 7,804 7,085 9,039 6,077 15,000 370 27,304 19,722 19,874 29,827 21,197 24,297 15,031 27,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 17,000 16,000 12,000 11,000 11,000 9,000 6,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,500      5,500   Brazil
  Bulgaria 8,630 8,950 8,800 8,572 8,904 9,040 11,238 12,305 9,775 9,002 9,197 8,354 7,017 6,576 5,878 6,621 4,353 4,804 4,526 5,625 6,236 6,120 5,618 6,034 5,853 4,525 3,864 3,138 2,165 2,806 2,007 251 1 2 346 179 11 58 100 150 200 200 158 158        160   Bulgaria
  Canada 844,200 585,329 680,845 800,052 936,729 776,068 414,150 616,894 947,230 1,340,867 715,393 534,582 586,786 586,790 566,552 323,744 598,000 526,084 930,764 554,400 465,500 631,300 429,300 720,400 740,400 755,400 591,300 501,200 596,900 694,000 499,000 252,900 505,800 720,300 860,000 575,000 736,500 857,900 707,000 590,900 661,700 633,400 728,400 528,100  811,400   Canada
  Chile 7,700 6,900 4,450 4,450 4,450 1,620 1,620 810 810 810 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,200 1,200 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,110 1,150 1,200      1,250   Chile
  China 35,000 40,000 40,000 45,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 45,000 43,000 45,000 44,000 43,000 45,000 46,000 48,000 50,000 51,000 52,800 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 125,000 128,000 132,000 136,000 138,000 142,000 96,900 87,067 105,500 79,000 605,000 667,830 621,060 644,630 601,740 571,910 552,000 497,870 402,200 453,000 449,000 550,000  570,000   China
  Cyprus 241 268 268 201 134 107 134 94 0 0 250 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Cyprus
  Czech Republic                                                                 7,571 10,118 4,214 5,899 4,000 4,365 7,543 10,032 9,840 8,228 8,673 7,519      4,499   Czech Republic
  Czechoslovakia 44,114 45,427 47,625 48,615 38,030 32,794 32,084 37,110 37,072 30,019 25,518 25,180 29,551 28,424 30,906 30,047 32,834 31,738 31,224 30,417 28,003 27,532 30,089 28,906 28,059 24,343 22,861 24,401 25,990 25,402 17,206 10,600                             Czechoslovakia
  Denmark 1,635 919 495 404 263 188 198 131 371 132 85 51 46 149 133 106 71 41 50 134 119 25 90 70 100 90 80 90 70 100 110 600 350 889 1,195 3,438 3,461 3,871 10,698 5,029 1,422 221 117 120        120   Denmark
  Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 38 34 35 50 80 34 29 50 50 50 50 74 75 80 80 80 80 85 90 95          95   Ecuador
  Egypt 12,059 11,370 10,944 13,916 10,857 10,082 10,108 15,123 16,383 8,417 9,662 14,703 17,643 19,744 22,684 19,950 24,638 25,211 28,781 28,406 21,900 15,695 16,185 18,400 16,380 18,060 14,700 17,220 17,220 13,020 18,480 16,000 13,000 15,000 15,714 14,000 15,000 15,500 16,000 16,000 16,000 15,000 15,000 15,000    17,000   Egypt
  Eritrea                                                                 4,200 2,900 2,900 3,000 2,600 2,400 1,304 1,154 848 341 340 341        330   Eritrea
  Estonia                                                               783 400 300 200 139 323 84 115 65 101 107 109 110        100   Estonia
  Ethiopia                                                                 75,000 90,000 112,720 177,640 134,640 96,240 91,440 74,120 130,520 102,076 131,876 150,520  150,000   Ethiopia
  Ethiopia PDR 102,000 104,000 106,000 108,300 110,800 110,800 113,000 115,300 117,600 120,000 122,400 124,800 125,000 54,400 88,500 49,600 36,400 37,900 42,720 56,560 60,400 75,100 93,360 83,060 107,270 76,580 70,000 54,540 50,340 69,810 74,000 75,000                             Ethiopia PDR
  France 52,000 60,351 73,903 79,099 60,277 62,085 55,576 31,271 42,276 39,703 41,500 34,200 33,100 38,400 48,000 63,000 57,195 49,723 50,438 49,000 44,000 44,000 40,800 45,800 58,900 47,000 51,300 55,200 59,000 60,927 42,281 41,124 49,351 49,491 54,016 44,168 45,201 43,928 49,766 54,525 67,849 67,417 76,508 79,950    80,000   France
  Germany 25,701 26,570 17,752 12,089 14,445 16,098 15,063 10,762 10,446 10,649 11,166 8,995 3,847 2,198 1,951 1,395 559 472 286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,000 8,000 78,000 30,000 28,000 54,000 86,000 95,027 111,048 199,778 103,000 33,000 10,000 16,000 13,000    13,000   Germany
  Greece 848 740 550 480 380 290 241 120 90 100 100 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Greece
  Hungary 6,742 6,196 7,737 7,910 7,387 10,215 11,241 13,162 13,380 14,400 25,900 24,700 21,100 14,894 19,368 19,013 14,648 8,787 14,851 8,761 9,000 6,209 7,128 5,895 6,955 12,152 17,552 10,527 8,724 8,578 12,240 5,823 2,211 2,000 1,000 965 402 1,061 1,749 1,008 782 397 2,000 2,000        500   Hungary
  India 1,789,000 1,977,000 1,904,000 1,995,000 2,042,000 1,723,000 1,495,400 1,776,700 1,696,900 1,802,800 1,896,800 2,064,400 1,725,600 2,038,200 2,070,700 2,118,700 1,888,400 2,009,900 2,091,500 1,613,600 1,673,300 1,820,200 1,404,000 1,487,000 1,395,200 1,423,700 1,155,300 1,150,700 1,198,900 1,124,400 1,099,100 886,200 895,000 953,000 948,000 843,000 827,000 819,000 749,400 593,100 579,900 535,800 660,000 630,000  650,000   India
  Iran, Islamic Rep of 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 7,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 6,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 1,505 3,144 3,000 1,500 602 600 600 600 600 1,283 1,870 744 600 600 700 800 800 800        800   Iran, Islamic Rep of
  Italy 7,275 6,662 6,019 5,094 4,647 3,950 3,694 1,353 1,137 875 823 2,724 2,575 1,994 2,567 5,199 10,232 2,608 1,745 1,562 1,397 1,039 480 447 564 642 367 392 517 530 800 1,548 827 1,120 3,520 1,500 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000      3,500   Italy
  Japan 11,200 11,200 8,730 8,120 5,240 3,000 1,040 410 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Japan
  Kazakhstan                                                               12,700 9,100 5,900 5,600 4,000 1,600 1,000 1,400 1,400 1,030 643 1,000 700        700   Kazakhstan
  Kenya 454 728 243 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 400 600 700 800 900 1,000 1,100 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 800 800 800 800 800        800   Kenya
  Latvia                                                               7,600 600 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,600 2,200 2,000 1,600 1,300 1,600 2,100 2,700      2,700   Latvia
  Lithuania                                                               21,200 4,500 9,800 13,200 5,600 6,100 6,200 8,800 8,600 10,200 9,500 9,500 9,300      6,000   Lithuania
  Mexico 20,125 19,012 18,010 17,767 18,141 18,502 15,695 14,757 11,381 26,910 26,825 6,826 9,843 4,890 15,974 8,371 12,233 8,644 7,097 4,667 2,721 844 950 835 584 632 416 14 142 159 6 5 110 8 10 5 2 3 10 10 5 2 5 5            5   Mexico
  Morocco 16,000 11,000 7,000 10,000 14,000 9,000 4,000 4,081 3,900 7,900 3,100 8,300 1,900 1,900 2,400 700 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Morocco
  Nepal 15,000 16,000 17,000 18,000 19,000 20,000 21,000 22,000 23,000 24,000 25,000 27,000 25,000 25,000 20,000 20,000 18,000 18,000 15,000 14,000 14,000 18,000 24,000 34,000 28,000 42,000 42,000 42,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 25,000 20,000 20,000 22,000 18,000 18,000 15,000 14,000 10,000 12,000 12,700 16,500 13,000    13,000   Nepal
  Netherlands 21,651 23,965 26,608 30,651 21,623 18,317 9,529 10,370 8,940 5,188 7,118 6,099 4,955 7,388 5,126 5,337 5,711 5,170 3,603 4,058 2,905 5,210 3,389 4,294 4,650 3,271 4,000 4,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 2,030 5,000 5,000 4,000 3,900 4,300 3,500 3,800 4,400 4,755 4,100 4,500 4,500      4,500   Netherlands
  New Zealand 5,443 6,353 7,674 7,939 4,474 3,200 3,300 3,345 4,856 4,856 6,000 6,000 6,000 2,699 6,880 4,936 4,409 5,624 3,500 1,442 1,500 1,442 440 292 125 125 102 100 150 150 200 250 300 350 400 424 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500        500   New Zealand
  Pakistan 5,260 4,450 6,470 6,070 6,470 6,070 6,470 7,280 6,880 5,670 6,174 7,679 9,000 10,250 7,937 7,916 7,929 10,269 12,525 10,280 10,712 9,806 8,414 8,728 9,419 10,491 9,856 8,853 9,235 8,683 8,202 8,751 8,338 7,606 7,727 8,306 8,346 7,974 7,717 7,249 4,729 6,153 6,200 6,200      6,300   Pakistan
  Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 30 15 75 75 75 85 60 41 36 39 114 158 109 93 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 233 497 588 659 532 1,404 1,000 1,100      1,200   Peru
  Poland 111,000 131,200 116,200 125,000 113,700 105,700 122,600 116,600 99,800 98,300 100,500 96,400 77,300 73,900 79,069 86,545 62,346 83,922 100,905 82,144 58,668 42,092 47,527 44,476 43,053 36,486 27,713 31,258 34,289 29,630 9,672 5,505 4,003 8,120 13,742 5,859 3,724 2,373 3,109 506 953 621 740 740      1,131   Poland
  Portugal 271 273 270 271 287 290 313 307 279 131 177 197 201 178 60 53 30 20 13 25 48 55 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           -     Portugal
  Romania 27,800 30,500 37,600 46,900 51,030 54,400 63,500 66,366 71,986 78,676 84,100 83,500 84,500 82,500 83,100 84,900 80,400 75,400 83,600 82,200 83,000 80,400 75,400 50,100 76,900 76,400 75,800 74,300 78,600 49,900 47,600 25,800 37,700 11,000 6,594 7,313 9,400 2,500 1,943 1,347 1,220 2,204 1,561 1,407      1,400   Romania
  Russian Federation                                                               327,240 262,890 134,770 177,270 153,460 95,130 77,600 65,480 87,630 108,340 75,490 62,800 74,500    87,000   Russian Federation
  Slovakia                                                                 1,276 1,189 1,111 1,035 932 322 4,235 2,305 1,060 1,119 1,635 1,615      1,615   Slovakia
  Spain 8,586 8,710 7,405 2,964 1,617 3,313 4,312 4,673 1,090 402 209 1,195 1,069 1,217 1,500 1,884 1,898 1,856 913 11 26 0 0 3 0 15 0 0 0 20 1,010 0 0 72 11,000 19,871 22,000 32,599 25,000 20,526 11,145 11,145 11,145 11,145    12,000   Spain
  Sweden 3,160 2,640 2,300 2,460 1,570 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,000 7,400 9,500 14,100 34,172 10,660 4,437 3,191 3,727 5,702    10,000   Sweden
  Tunisia 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 1,500 2,000 1,800 2,000 2,600 2,000 2,000 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200      2,200   Tunisia
  Turkey 34,000 29,000 29,000 26,000 24,000 17,500 18,000 16,000 17,000 11,000 10,500 11,000 11,000 14,000 13,000 11,000 9,250 4,850 8,500 8,700 7,500 1,898 5,000 7,600 7,700 5,400 5,062 4,900 4,340 2,800 2,144 1,176 745 1,335 650 355 355 320 385 320 290 250 350 350        250   Turkey
  Ukraine                                                               158,407 128,000 80,000 96,000 53,000 32,000 26,000 21,000 20,000 23,000 25,000 28,000 25,000    25,000   Ukraine
  United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 3,000 6,000 8,000 15,000 17,400 33,700 91,900 144,500 161,000 73,000 62,000 54,000 76,000 101,000 213,000 74,000 31,000 13,000 34,000 17,000    33,000   United Kingdom
  United States of America 1,017,380 1,136,360 1,283,645 1,143,221 1,122,987 1,042,456 799,243 846,591 1,054,191 1,147,672 625,231 464,977 687,956 671,364 611,471 386,500 501,400 278,000 355,300 268,300 233,500 297,400 234,700 217,700 236,300 276,400 187,400 91,500 66,000 102,400 138,400 66,770 77,300 69,200 59,490 37,230 59,100 133,140 154,190 209,220 233,910 284,900 235,930 208,820  376,770   United States of America
  Uruguay 117,536 144,175 159,695 131,565 112,880 68,549 66,100 51,250 81,680 144,348 91,550 73,620 47,880 42,421 69,761 98,011 73,879 87,964 69,073 71,993 36,658 18,215 7,304 13,912 13,167 10,620 8,388 3,544 7,000 4,181 6,603 6,600 2,700 2,500 1,500 3,300 3,300 2,000 2,500 2,500 2,550 2,550 2,600 2,600      2,600   Uruguay
  USSR 1,875,000 2,020,000 1,770,000 1,870,000 1,784,000 1,676,000 1,665,000 1,593,000 1,549,000 1,432,000 1,470,000 1,496,000 1,470,000 1,410,000 1,403,000 1,361,000 1,362,000 1,339,000 1,212,000 1,266,000 1,057,000 1,126,000 1,177,000 1,071,000 1,105,000 1,053,000 1,069,000 1,039,000 965,000 850,000 680,000                              USSR
  Uzbekistan                                                               5,600 5,000 5,400 4,400 2,900 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000      2,000   Uzbekistan
  Yugoslavia SFR 7,900 5,840 5,880 5,370 4,840 4,400 4,150 3,180 2,806 2,218 2,048 1,631 1,284 920 629 568 569 383 412 310 291 201 296 288 303 474 674 222 122 35 65                               Yugoslavia SFR