agricultural sector is one of the key sectors of the economy in North Cyprus.
Although its share in the GDP is
decreasing from year to year it is still of major importance especially as far
as its contribution to GDP, employment, exports and supply of raw materials to
industry are concerned.
The contribution of the
agricultural sector to the GDP increased from 619.3 million TL in 1977 to
1,005.3 million TL in 2003 at constant prices of 1977 with an annual average
increase of 1.2%. In 2003 this contribution stood at 10.6% of the GDP an
increase from 9.2% in 1990.