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Agriculture Facts & Figures

Published: 14 Jun 2018 09:30

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Do you how many sheep there are in Scotland? Or how much milk is produced? Or the size of the food & drink industry? These and many other key agricultural statistics can be found in the handy pocket-sized Facts and Figures card for the Agriculture Sector published by the Scottish Government today.

The 12-page leaflet brings together a wide range of information from the Government’s agriculture analysts, and serves as a useful reference for information on Scottish agriculture. It will be distributed free of charge at the Scottish Government’s pavilion at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Also published online today is a spreadsheet containing a large number of tables of data, previously published in the annual Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture. A hard copy of the report has now moved to being produced every five years, but all the data are still being made available on the Government’s website each year.

Background

1.            The documents released today were produced by independent statistical staff, free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

2.            An electronic version of the Agriculture Facts and Figures card can be accessed at

www.gov.scot/agrifactsfigs2018

3.            The statistical tables can be accessed at:

www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Agriculture-Fisheries/PubEconomicReport

4.            These statistics are used by government and stakeholders to monitor and assess the economic well-being of the agricultural sector and for policy evaluation. Further information on Agriculture and Fisheries statistics within Scotland can be accessed at:

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Agriculture-Fisheries

5.            More information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About