Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, organises every five years a survey on the production potential of apple trees and pear trees. This survey took place in October, with the situation on 1st October 2017 as reference.
Less cereals and industrial crops in 2018
The agricultural area in Belgium has increased by 21,806 ha, or 1.64 %, according to the provisional agricultural results of Statbel, the Belgian statistical office. This rise is almost entirely due to the increase of the area of green fodder (+13,744 ha) and permanent pastures (+8,513 ha).