Statistics at Defra

We publish national and official statistics relating to the environment, rural communities, food and farming.

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Commodities and farm-gate prices

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Fisheries statistics

Statistics on the UK fishing industry and its operations, along with international comparisons, stock assessments and information on fish imports and exports, are available on the Marine Management Organisation’s sea fisheries statistics website.

Forthcoming publications

Planned publication dates of all our national and official statistical releases for 12 months ahead can be found on the statistics release calendar.


‘Agriculture in the United Kingdom’ Seminar 2015

The twelfth annual “Agriculture in the United Kingdom‟ Seminar will be held in London on Tuesday 23rd June 2015. The theme of this year’s event is “Resilience in Agriculture” and will feature guest speakers. Topics will include the role of advancements in farming, UK market structures, risk management and future markets.

There is no charge for attending the seminar and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Booking details for this event are expected to be published by the end of April, along with further information about the event.

Archived statistics

GOV.UK offers the most recent statistics Defra has published. Our previous statistical releases are available on the National Archives.

Corporate procedures and standards

The UK Statistics Authority assess whether or not producers of official statistics have complied with the Code of Practice. Official statistics that have been assessed against the Code of Practice and found to be compliant with it can be designated as National Statistics. Reports of all assessments are published on the UK Statistics Authority website. We produce statistics in accordance with the statutory and other arrangements described in the document How National and Official Statistics are Assured. Details on how we do this are set out in the publications below.

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Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Defra helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (open Mon to Fri: 8am - 6pm)

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