A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.
An overview of Scottish Agriculture has been published today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.
The 160-page "Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture" brings together a wide range of information from the Government's agriculture analysts, and serves as an excellent reference for information on Scottish agriculture.
The report covers the 2015 calendar year, which was affected by poor weather and a dip in prices. It contains charts, maps, tables and commentary, with sections on income, crops, livestock, and comparisons with the other UK nations. It also sets the data in the context of the last ten years.
Also published today is a pocket-sized Agricultural Facts and Figures card, which will be distributed free of charge at the Scottish Government's pavilion at next week's Royal Highland Show.
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.
The Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture can be accessed at
The Agriculture Facts and Figures card can be accessed at www.gov.scot/stats/bulletins/01231
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
More information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About