Statistics at Defra

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

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Statistical series

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.

Forthcoming publications

The Defra statistical release calendar (PDF, 286KB, 12 pages) shows the planned publication dates over the coming year for all of the department’s official statistics releases. The calendar will be updated quarterly.

Planned publication dates of our national and official statistical releases can be found on the statistics release calendar.


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 guide to national and official statistics. Details on how we do this are set out in the publications below.

Contact us

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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Farming statistics
Food statistics
Rural statistics
Price statistics
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