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Extent and Production of Big Onion 2001-2018

 
Table F07 - 1 Big Onion Production 2001-2018
 
Metric Tons
District 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
National Total 32,262 33,487 31,038 37,236 50,351 68,887 80,105 52,918 78,029 55,328 56,698 79,087 70,477 98,900 79,052 63,555 39,085 22,047
Anuradhapura 6,168 11,165 8,009 12,041 9,724 9,932 11,626 13,306 17,841 18,912 12,223 24,135 21,274 21,660 22,816 20,960 7,834 6,486
Mahaweli H 8,038 10,344 6,667 9,023 20,580 22,178 23,041 7,398 8,004 8,908 9,570 10,511 10,986 28,165 16,920 12,537 8,836 4,137
Matale 16,571 10,968 15,706 15,847 19,706 36,377 44,800 31,614 51,789 26,931 34,573 41,992 37,382 46,137 36,040 27,608 20,972 9,240
Polonnaruwa 1,485 1,010 656 325 341 400 638 600 395 577 332 2,449 835 2,938 3,276 2,450 1,443 2,184
 
Table F07 - 2 Average Yield of Big Onion 2001-2018
Metric Tons/Hectare
District 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
National Total 11.70 11.60 12.20 12.15 12.38 11.12 12.68 15.28 16.88 14.99 19.00 16.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 19.00 18.00 21.00
Anuradhapura 11.60 11.00 11.50 11.91 9.82 10.70 10.69 13.02 14.25 15.90 13.00 19.00 16.00 15.00 17.00 21.00 16.00 23.00
Mahaweli H 11.20 12.00 11.90 12.89 13.11 11.20 12.22 12.27 16.27 15.82 22.00 16.00 17.00 16.00 18.00 17.00 17.00 21.00
Matale 12.30 12.00 12.90 12.76 14.28 11.40 13.65 17.66 18.25 14.26 21.00 15.00 19.00 19.00 20.00 19.00 20.00 20.00
Polonnaruwa 10.20 10.00 10.20 9.45 11.57 10.29 9.67 12.23 9.40 11.92 11.00 18.00 13.00 13.00 14.00 17.00 20.00 21.00
 
Table F07 - 3 Extent of Big Onion 2001-2018
Hectares
District 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
National Total 2,741 2,892 2,540 2,985 3,970 6,150 6,317 3,464 4,623 3,690 2,292 4,856 4,013 5,743 4,318 3,318 2,129 1,045
Anuradhapura 535 1,015 696 1,011 990 940 1,088 1,022 1,252 1,189 916 1,253 1,369 1,444 1,342 997 486 282
Mahaweli H 716 862 559 700 1,570 1,980 1,885 603 492 563 435 669 652 1,707 940 729 515 197
Matale 1,345 914 1,221 1,240 1,380 3,191 3,279 1,790 2,837 1,889 1,611 2,800 1,926 2,366 1,802 1,446 1,056 462
Polonnaruwa 145 101 64 34 30 39 65 49 42 48 30 134 66 226 234 146 72 104
 
Table F07 - 4 Number of Farmers Cultivated Big Onion 2001-2018
 
District 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
National Total 10,291 10,785 7,579 10,103 11,562 17,870 14,809 9,253 10,129 11,092 8,209 12,841 10,336 15,278 12,180 9,032 6,156 3,252
Anuradhapura 2,854 3,404 2,742 3,800 4,026 3,486 4,495 3,499 4,519 4,798 3,239 4,076 4,432 5,557 4,590 3,391 1,903 905
Mahaweli H 2,678 3,378 1,405 2,121 4,026 7,280 4,874 1,694 975 2,418 1,391 2,831 1444 3,636 2,249 1,235 1,954 541
Matale 4,075 3,555 3,151 4,045 3,394 6,917 5,216 3,883 4,492 3,653 3,426 5,612 4,155 5,452 4,634 3,923 1,985 1,452
Polonnaruwa 684 448 281 137 116 187 224 177 143 223 153 322 305 633 707 483 314 354
 
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These informations are based on reconnaissance Surveys conducted by the Agriculture Division of the Department of Census & Statistics during Yala Seasons of the respective years. Big onion Crop is predominantly concentrated in four districts /Areas in the Island during yala seasons (from April to September).
 

 

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