Vineyard income rose to 58,000 euros from 39,100 euros in 2010, helped by a bigger grape harvest and higher wine prices, according to the French ministry’s statistical department Agreste.
“With more abundant harvest volumes and prices up, income of wine growers continues to improve in 2011,” Agreste said.
France is the European Union’s largest farm producer, with agricultural output last year of 68.1 billion euros at basic prices, or 18 percent of the 27-nation bloc’s production, according to the EU’s statistics agency.
“The average revenue of agricultural business improves in half of the regions, essentially those dominated by wine and dairy farming,” Agreste said.
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