De landbouwstatistiek in Vlaanderen onder het Frans bewind.

Agricultural Statistics In Flanders About 1800: The statistical material concerning Flanders in the time of emperor Napoleon is extremely abundant, especially in relation to agriculture. Output figures are extremely detailed. Statistics of prices, cattle, areas under culti- vation etc. can also be found. Of course, one should never accept these figures at their face value. The population distrusted any kind of request for information, the study of statistics was still in its infancy and sources of a dubious validity. Nevertheless, the figures indicate that the level of agricultural production in Flanders was extremely high and that every year a substantial fraction of the production was available for export. The potato contributed largely to the feeding of the population.