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Publication - Statistics Publication

Agriculture facts and figures: 2017

Published: 13 Jun 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786529787

An electronic copy of the pocket-sized leaflet providing a range of agriculture statistics.

12 page PDF

190.4kB

12 page PDF

190.4kB

Contents
Agriculture facts and figures: 2017
Arable sector

12 page PDF

190.4kB

Arable sector

  2007 2014 2015 2016
Wheat
Number of main and minor holdings 2,868 2,712 2,868 2,846
Average area per holding ( ha) 35.8 40.2 38.2 38.5
('000 tonnes) 853 989 1,019 926
Barley
Number of main and minor holdings 8,437 8,181 8,050 7,603
Average area per holding ( ha) 33.0 40.0 38.2 37.7
('000 tonnes) 1,713 2,076 1,927 1,625
Oats
Number of main and minor holdings 1,614 1,402 1,585 1,783
Average area per holding ( ha) 12.9 17.9 16.2 17.5
('000 tonnes) 127 153 152 201
Oilseeds
Number of main and minor holdings 1,400 1,235 1,222 1,060
Average area per holding ( ha) 26.1 30.1 29.4 29.0
('000 tonnes) 134 148 148 102
Potatoes
Number of main and minor holdings 3,287 2,686 2,564 2,566
Average area per holding ( ha) 8.9 10.6 10.0 10.7
('000 tonnes) 1,363 1,152 1,062 1,115

Source: From 2009 land use data were collected from the Single Application Form, for holdings claiming Single Farm Payments, and the June Agricultural Census otherwise


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