Statistics at Defra

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

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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.

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 2015

The twelfth annual “Agriculture in the United Kingdom‟ Seminar was held on Tuesday 23rd June 2015.

The theme of this year’s event was “Resilience in Agriculture”. Presentations from the event can be found here:

Guest speakers included: Richard Soffe, Director of Rural Business, Duchey College; Graham Redman , Andersons Farm Business Consultants; Stephen Ramsden, Nottingham University; Jack Watts, Lead Analyst (Cereals and Oilseeds), Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board; Dr Sarah Jackson, Head of Strategic Engagement, Met. Office and Steve Langton, Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory Statistician, Defra.

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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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