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 invites views on a proposed set of specific changes to ‘Official Statistics’ produced across the Defra group in line with our aim of being an open, efficient and data driven department.

Runs from 25 Feb 2016 to 24 Mar 2016

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.

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

The thirteenth annual “Agriculture in the United Kingdom‟ seminar will be held at Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR on Monday 27th June 2016.

The theme of this year’s event is “Outlook for Agriculture” and will feature guest speakers. Topics include:

  • Defra policy overview
  • Outlook for Agriculture
  • Alternative Business Models
  • Turning data into evidence

There will also be an opportunity to put questions to a panel of experts. 27th June 2016 - Agriculture in the United Kingdom Seminar 2016 programme (PDF, 258KB, 1 page) outlines the full programme of events.

There is no charge for attending the seminar.

Registration is now open, to book your place at this event please click here

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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