Statistics at Defra

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

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Environment statistics

Food statistics

Rural statistics

Farming statistics

Farm management statistics

Commodities and farm-gate prices

Land management and environmental issues

Land use and livestock

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.


Consultation on a set of specific proposed changes to official statistics produced by the Defra group

The consultation, which ran from 25 Feb 2016 to 24 Mar 2016, invited views on a proposed set of specific changes to ‘Official Statistics’ produced across the Defra group.

The consultation has now concluded. The Summary of Responses was published on 4 November 2016.

Forthcoming publications

Planned publication dates of all national and official statistical releases produced across the Defra group can be found on the statistics release calendar by using the ‘Department’ filter.

A calendar of release dates for the year ahead, providing a split by month, is separately available here: Defra statistics release calendar, annual and monthly (ODS, 47.7KB)

Defra statisticians’ statement of intent on the formats for statistical publications on GOV.UK from December 2015 and provision of machine readable datasets from April 2016: Statement on publication formats from December 2015 (PDF, 242KB, 1 page)


‘Agriculture in the United Kingdom’ Seminar 2016 was held on 26th June 2016. Presentations are below:

Previous events

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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General enquiries

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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