Table 2a. Area of vegetables for human consumption, bulbs & soft fruit grown in the open 2007 to 2017
Final Results of the June 2017 Agricultural Census together with June results for the years 2007 to 2016 for comparison
From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (previously Single Farm Payments). This has been combined with land use data from all other holdings, collected through June Census forms, to generate overall results.
This change in the underlying data source constitutes a step change in the data series, which is more evident for certain land use categories.
|2007||2008||b Step change - use of SAF Data||Percentage
2016 & 2017
|2009 (1)||2010||2011 (2)||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|Vegetables for human consumption|
|Peas for canning, freezing or drying||3,793||4,478||6,296||6,549||6,276||6,553||6,559||6,922||7,029||7,540||7,808||3.5%|
|Beans for canning, freezing or drying||373||425||899||1,011||996||1,193||1,153||1,018||1,469||1,789||1,767||-1.2%|
|Bulbs, flowers & hardy nursery stock||909||987||1,048||1,014||1,037||1,174||1,185||1,276||946||942||964||2.4%|
|Soft fruit grown in the open|
|Blackcurrants and other fruit||500||404||502||443||423||417||458||432||391||386||487||26.4%|
|Total Soft Fruit grown in the open||1,787||1,866||2,025||1,913||1,666||808||783||668||597||604||816||35.1%|
(1) From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (previously Single Farm Payments). This has been combined with land use data from all other holdings collected through June Census forms, to generate overall results.
(2) From 2011 onwards, areas of strawberries and raspberries include areas grown under glass as well as areas grown in the open field. Figures prior to 2010 only include areas grown in the open field
b break in time series
: not available - question wasn't previously asked on the June Agricultural Census (blueberries were included in other fruit until 2014)
z not applicable
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