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Decline in production of fruit in 2007
The total production of fruit in Norway is estimated to 13 500 tonnes in 2007, a decrease of 5 100 tonnes from 2006. The total production of garden berries is estimated to 13 000 tonnes, an increase of 1 300 tonnes from 2006.
The production of fruit in 2007 was among the lowest ever recorded. The total production of fruit is estimated to 13 500 tonnes in 2007, which is well below the average of 16 700 tonnes in the last ten years. Many holdings faced a difficult year, especially due to frost damage during the blooming and much rain during the summer.
The total production of garden berries is estimated to about 13 000 tonnes. In comparison, the production in the last ten-year period has varied between 9 700 and 14 000 tonnes, and the average for the last ten years is 11 900 tonnes.
In some regions, heavy rain during the growth season caused problems for field-grown vegetables. Despite these problems, the total production of field-grown and greenhouse vegetables was quite normal, and amounted to 166 600 tonnes in 2007. The average yearly production of vegetables in the last ten years is estimated to 165 800 tonnes.