The Growth of Productivity of German Agriculture in the 19th Century, 1870-1900.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rybark, Joseph
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The study’s subject is the statistical accurate compilation of agricultural production. Caused by the fragmentation of the german area into many small states only since the establishment of the German Empire in 1871 an official statistics for Germany and therefore reliable information about the agriculture are available. The study is an attempt, to give a numerical overall view of the german agriculture’s productivity-growth during 19th century. The work is devided into four parts: - Growth of farmland and development of the cultivation ratio - The relative and absolute crop yields’ growth - German livestock breeding in the 19th century - Estimation of agricultural production by conversion of all agricultural products into a common meat value. Topics Timeseries available via the downloadsystem HISTAT: A. Crop Yields A.1 Crop Yields of the prussian manor Schlanstedt 1817 - 1898 A.2 Primary types of landuse, 1878 – 1900 A.3 Use of crop land and garden land, 1878-1900 A.4 Use of crop- and garden land for cultivation of grain and potatos, 1878-1902 A.5 Crop yields 1878-1902 A.6 Sugar beets cultivation and beet sugar production 1871/72-1901/02 B. Livestock Breeding and Production of Meet B.1 Number of horses, cattles, sheeps, pigs and goats in large german states, 1810-1900
Temporal Coverage
  • 1870 / 1900
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Official statistics of the German Empire, official statistics of prussia, scientific publications.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 30
    Number of Variables: 73
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8314 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rybark, Joseph, 1905: Die Steigerung der Produktivität der deutschen Landwirtschaft im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Merseburg: Friedrich Stollberg.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23