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Extent and production of seasonal crops :2007 - 2016
crop 2006/07 Maha 2007 Yala 2007/08 Maha 2008 Yala
Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 4,310 4,570 1,100 890 5,020 5,420 1060 1090
Maize 27,100 45,070 7,090 11,370 42,860 91,050 8,740 21,240
Sorghum 100 110 60 50 120 150 50 60
Meneri 50 30 20 10 30 10 20 20
Green gram 6,090 5,850 2,670 2,670 7,120 6,540 2,230 2,340
Cowpea 6,230 6,700 4,400 4,150 7,660 7,600 4,500 4,350
Soya bean 290 490 2570 4,310 220 310 1,010 2720
Black gram 5,520 6,220 1,300 1,530 7,030 7,580 1,290 1,900
Dhall - -  - - -  -
Gingelly 3,320 2,290 5,940 4,010 2,870 1,470 6,640 4,870
Ground nuts 7,290 7,360 3,130 2,480 7,720 7,750 2,550 2,500
Manioc 12,490 126,210 10,070 93,720 13,990 140,590 9,950 101,140
Sweet Potatoes 3,010 21,890 3,520 27,270 3,940 28,880 2,960 23,580
Potatoes 2,210 31,480 3,120 45,900 1,620 23,430 3,250 51,390
Red onion 2,730 27,880 2,880 29,160 2,490 24,530 2,390 24,760
Big onion 250 2,480 6,740 89,680 220 1870 3,870 55,500
Chillies (Green) 9,050 31,750 5,040 16,950 9,880 33,410 4,920 17,600
Mustard 280 190 60 70 390 290 30 20
Ginger 1,530 8,270 1,910 10,050
Turmeric (raw) 680 4,400 1,000 7,140
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
Crop
2008 /09 Maha
2009 Yala
2009/10 Maha
2010 Yala
Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 5,020 5,570 880 860 5,540 6,210 1,030 1,100
Maize 44,790 114,660 6,070 15,110 48,890 127,760 8,730 33,930
Sorghum 110 140 30 40 60 80 20 20
Meneri 10 10 20 10 20 10 10 10
Green gram 6,670 7,520 1,900 1,740 6,890 7,590 3,400 4,110
Cowpea 8,490 10,060 2,950 3,420 7,860 8,140 3,010 3,470
Soya bean 430 800 1,230 2,990 710 1,350 3,790 6,170
Black gram 7,500 6,600 370 480 9,080 9,240 730 750
Dhall - -  - - - - -
Gingelly 2,410 1,480 8,470 7,050 2,600 1,700 15,790 15,250
Ground nuts 6,880 10,200 2,130 2,870 7,330 11,260 2,150 3,050
Manioc 14,710 178,710 9,160 99,140 14,050 178,630 9,390 104,130
Sweet Potatoes 3,510 26,990 2,490 20,280 3,270 25,780 2,600 20,680
Potatoes 1,900 27,450 2,250 34,250 1,890 26,110 1,950 25,820
Red onion 2,180 21,040 2,320 25,190 2,520 31,730 2,700 30,080
Big onion 180 1,350 4,900 80,360 240 1,970 3,920 56,960
Chillies (Green) 9,480 33,250 4,080 13,170 8,860 31,840 4,400 17,160
Mustard 320 280 40 20 350 400 30 20
Ginger 1,890 10,780 2,070 12,050 - -
Turmeric (raw) 1,000 7,750 1,000 8,300 - -
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
Crop
2010/11 Maha
2011 Yala
2011/12 Maha
2012 Yala
Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 4,200 4,270 1,050 1,140 4,300 5,010 900 980
Maize 41,910 104,490 8,640 33,310 50,880 166,000 8,650 36,320
Sorghum 40 60 30 40 40 60 20 30
Meneri 10 10 20 10 10 10 30 20
Green gram 5,470 5,790 3,870 5,050 6,660 7,740 3,090 4,220
Cowpea 6,190 6,640 3,080 3,810 7,330 9,480 3,710 5,330
Soya bean 220 310 2,230 3,530 170 240 1,350 1,430
Black gram 7,610 4,680 1,060 1,110 9,860 9,180 980 1,010
Dhall - - - - - - - -
Gingelly 1,820 1,300 12,540 10,000 2,650 2,180 12,910 10,250
Ground nuts 6,310 9,600 2,980 7,300 8,400 14,230 3,210 7,720
Manioc 14,030 175,810 10,170 116,930 14,250 175,660 9,600 115,690
Sweet Potatoes 2,920 23,750 2,870 23,520 3,150 25,480 2,390 18,130
Potatoes 1,780 22,280 2,700 37,080 2,300 32,230 2,350 39,960
Red onion 2,750 33,940 3,390 38,400 3,210 46,390 2,920 27,580
Big onion 210 1,690 3,240 44,000 190 1,830 5,200 81,730
Chillies (Green) 8,230 25,780 5,080 18,620 9,990 44,190 4,740 17,350
Mustard 220 160 30 20 200 140 20 10
Ginger 2,400 13,660 - - 2,660 14,910 - -
Turmeric (raw) 1,230 9,310 - - 1,170 8,710 - -
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
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Crop 2012/13 Maha 2013 Yala 2013/14 Maha 2014 Yala
Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 4,790 5,780 1,100 1230 6,310 7,630 1,060 1,220
Maize 55,890 173,320 11,830 35,720 57,530 210,890 9,680 29,840
Sorghum 60 80 40 60 70 90 20 30
Meneri 10 10 40 30 10 10 20 20
Green gram 6,690 7,670 4,460 6,580 6,480 7,420 5,000 7,200
Cowpea 7,250 9,480 3,570 4,710 7,790 10,290 3,680 4,920
Soya bean 1,040 17,780 6,890 11,670 1,190 2,050 5,050 8,760
Black gram 10,180 8,160 960 1,020 10,260 8,710 970 940
Dhall - - - -     - -
Gingelly 2,680 1,810 14,460 12,430 2,650 1,870 11,250 12,430
Ground nuts 10,390 15,100 4,810 12,390 10,440 16,310 3,480 8,870
Manioc 14,090 186,640 9,840 116,140 14,360 191,810 9,800 118,440
Sweet Potatoes 3,050 27,040 2,690 26,340 3,140 28,020 2,360 22,950
Potatoes 2,490 38,670 2,650 40,080 2,740 42,420 3,170 40,330
Red onion 2,390 31,090 2,200 24,500 2,720 40,100 2,070 23,110
Big onion 260 2,440 3,960 67,200 340 4,690 6,490 96,450
Chillies (Green) 9,290 49,680 5,140 21,500 9,480 51,650 5,100 19,480
Mustard 230 160 20 20 360 230 30 30
Ginger 2,280 14,080 - - 2,150 15,480 - -
Turmeric (raw) 1270 11,280 - - 1,270 11,350 - -
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
Crop
2014/15 Maha 2015 Yala 2015/16 Maha 2016 Yala
2016/17Maha
Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 5,920 7,410 1,030 1,510 5,120 7,060 1,030 1,500 3,440 4,468
Maize 60,950 230,870 9,020 30,240 57,090 207,070 10,540 36,890 44,515 163,733
Sorghum 60 80 10 20 50 100 30 70 272 1,229
Meneri 20 20 30 20 20 20 10 10 13 12
Green gram 6,120 7,620 5,230 7,440 6,040 7,980 5,270 6,570 4,061 4,896
Cowpea 6,030 7,240 3,170 5,040 5,290 8,810 2,930 4,930 4,001 4,937
Soya bean 320 620 6,070 10,640 210 430 6,090 9,400 3,095 5,140
Black gram 10,660 10,610 1,650 1,290 9,270 9,000 1,890 2,200 6,077 5,207
Dhall - - - - - - - - - -
Gingelly 4,720 3,190 13,120 10,090 3,040 2,490 11,010 9,930 2,464 2,054
Ground nuts 10,910 12,510 6,810 15,990 15,480 16,560 4,490 7,640 8,099 14,152
Manioc 13,380 181,740 10,460 142,360 13,040 184,260 9,710 139,820 12,831 172,369
Sweet Potatoes 2,670 31,950 2,210 20,040 2,410 22,390 2,070 22,330 2,113 22,239
Potatoes 2,930 54,310 2,560 43,080 2,860 48,540 2,900 47,260 1,739 28,381
Red onion 2,730 35,210 2,140 25,990 2,580 35,480 2,410 28,190 2,295 33,407
Big onion 610 4,590 5,010 84,740 690 7,550 3,300 57,670 288 3,226
Chillies (Green) 8,360 42,830 4,670 20,040 8,220 50,720 7,050 21,590 6,636 30,690
Mustard 290 230 20 20 130 200 10 20 114 176
Ginger 2,480 17,270 - - 2,490 23,180 - - 1,882 16,326
Turmeric (raw) 1,1330 14,400 - - 1,990 25,200 - - 981 10,267
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
Crop 2016/17 Maha 2017 Yala
Extent Production Extent Production
Kurakkan (Millete) 3,440 4,468 765 1,106
Maize 44,515 163,733 8,029 32,011
Sorghum 272 1,229 31 71
Meneri 13 12 28 22
Green gram 4,061 4,896 3,310 4,496
Cowpea 4,001 4,937 2806 3,639
Soya bean 3,095 5,140 5,221 9,156
Black gram 6,077 5,207 2,012 2,082
Gingelly 2,464 2,054 6,601 5,700
Ground nuts 8,099 14,152 4,540 8,323
Manioc 12,831 172,369 9,256 133,978
Sweet Potatoes 2,113 22,239 1,709 18,454
Potatoes 1,739 28,381 2,718 44,977
Red onion 2,295 33,407 1,872 24,340
Big onion 288 3,226 2,738 50,377
Chillies(Green) 6,636 30,690 4,301 21,137
Mustard 114 176 9 16
Ginger 1,882 16,326 - -
Turmeric (raw) 981 10,267 - -
Note: Maha and Yala are the two growing seasons
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Agriculture and Environmental Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.