Collection

Food, Farming and Bio-security statistics

Food grown, sold and consumed; farm productivity, management and commodity prices; health and welfare of farm animals; control of animal and plant diseases.

Working alongside our Defra group partner organisations: Animal and Plant Health Agency, Rural Payments Agency and Veterinary Medicines Directorate, we produce a wide range of statistics on the food we grow, sell and consume; farm productivity and management; farm commodity prices; health and welfare of farm animals and the control of animal and plant diseases.

Our products

Our partners within Defra group

Other sources of information

Developing our portfolio

Our Products

Food statistics

Farming statistics

Farming

Farm management statistics

Commodities and farm-gate prices

Land management and environmental issues

Land use and livestock

Bio-security statistics

Our partners within Defra group

Other sources of information

Developing our portfolio

The food, farming and biosecurity portfolio of official statistics is large (over 50 different products) and well established – with many of our datasets having a long historical archive. As for the Defra Group portfolio as a whole, we will continue to invest in developing our understanding of user needs and therefore to find the best future balance between compendiums of statistics, regular statistical releases on specific topic and supporting data releases.

One key driver of the way that the portfolio will evolve will be the new policy context for this topic, for example as a result of the forthcoming Agriculture Act and, more broadly, as a consequence of exiting the EU, increased demand for statistics in areas such as food and food trade.

Published 1 October 2018