Farm management statistics
Commodities and farm-gate prices
Land management and environmental issues
Land use and livestock
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.
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.
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 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:
‘Agriculture in the United Kingdom’ Seminar 2016 was held on 26th June 2016. Presentations are below:
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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