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COLLECTIVE FARMS OF THE USSR, 1929-1940

Year No. of collective

farms in 1,000's

Sown area of collect-

ive farms, mill. h/ares

% of collective sown area

    serviced by MTS

1929 57.0 4.2 -
1930 85.9 38.1 27.4
1931 211.1 79.0 37.1
1932 211.1 91.5 49.3
1033 224.6 93.6 58.7
1934 233.3 98.6 63.9
1935 245.4 104.5 72.4
1936 242.2 110.5 82.8
1937 243.7 116.0 91.2
1938 242.4 117.2 93.3
1939 241.1 114.9 94.0
1940 236.3 117.6 94.5

(N.B. - The decrease in the numbers of collective farms after 1935 was due to the merging of small collective farms in a number of districts)