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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2017

Published: 11 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788512862

Statistics on farming in Scotland.

67 page PDF

1.4MB

67 page PDF

1.4MB

Contents
Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2017
Table 2b. Area of crops grown under cover and total soft fruit 2007 to 2017

67 page PDF

1.4MB

Table 2b. Area of crops grown under cover and total soft fruit 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 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
change between
2016 & 2017
2009 (1) 2010 2011 (2) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Glasshouses and walk-in plastic structures
Walk in plastic structures 104 70 150 158 344 1,000 1,004 1,078 1,233 1,295 1,376 6.3%
Glass clad structures 24 28 29 28 31 39 34 42 38 37 39 5.5%
Total plastic and glass clad structures 128 98 180 186 376 1,039 1,038 1,121 1,271 1,332 1,415 6.2%
Area of crops grown under cover:
Tomatoes 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 58.1%
Strawberries : : : : 218 699 771 818 916 920 981 6.7%
Raspberries : : : : 54 186 175 188 203 199 172 -13.6%
Blueberries : : : : : : : 27 85 115 159 38.2%
Other fruit 55 20 113 112 40 38 36 42 5 39 34 -12.6%
Vegetables 8 12 11 10 10 11 12 9 9 10 20 106.7%
Bedding and pot plants 15 19 20 20 22 23 17 16 15 14 14 4.4%
Hardy Nursery Stock 14 14 13 15 12 13 15 14 16 12 21 82.4%
Unused area : : : : : : : : 20 23 11 -51.7%
Soft fruit grown in open and under cover
Strawberries (2) 809 919 946 931 1,001 885 911 913 939 993 1,058 6.5%
Raspberries (2) 477 544 577 540 514 391 361 311 351 326 299 -8.4%
Blackcurrants 363 269 312 311 282 276 295 308 314 302 321 6.2%
Blueberries : : : : : : : 45 120 132 183 38.6%
Tomatoes 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 58.1%
Other fruit 192 155 302 244 180 180 198 166 81 122 200 64.1%
Total soft fruit 1,844 1,889 2,140 2,028 1,981 1,734 1,769 1,746 1,809 1,878 2,064 9.9%

(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 was not asked previously on the June Agricultural Census (blueberries were included in other fruit)


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