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Farm accounts in England

Annual farm accounts in England sourced from the farm business survey.

Documents

Farm accounts in England 2017/18 - report

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Values in Table J (page 33 of the report) for “Number of Businesses at June Survey 2017” were updated on the 14th June 2019 and figure 8 was updated on the 15th of July. There are no other changes to the previously published figures.

Farm Accounts in England is the primary publication from the Farm Business Survey. It provides information on farm incomes, outputs and costs for the various farm types, farm sizes, regions and economic performance.

This publication has been prepared by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) from the results of the Farm Business Survey (FBS) in England carried out by six universities and agricultural colleges. The tables relate to the samples of farms providing information on their 2016/17 and 2017/18 accounts, but are weighted to represent all farms with a total economic Standard Output of 25,000 euros and above. Note that although the tables are referenced in the report they are not published in that document and need to be downloaded separately via the dataset link.

Nearly all farms in the FBS have accounting years ending between 31 December and 30 April; on average, the accounts end in February. Definitions of the income measures and other terms used in the publication are given in Appendix 2.

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Published 7 December 2015
Last updated 15 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Statistical notice updated due to correct error in Figure 8. There are no other changes to the previously published figures
  2. Documents for this publication were incorrectly attached, i.e. previously, in error, pdf file was uploaded in place of dataset. Also replaced pdf document titled Farm Accounts in England - 2017/18 - report" with revised edition which corrects minor error in Table J (page 33 of the report) for “Number of Businesses at June Survey 2017”.
  3. Values in Table J (page 33 of the report) for “Number of Businesses at June Survey 2017” were updated on the 14th June 2019.
  4. Farm accounts in England 2017/18 published.
  5. Revisions to dataset; disaggregated 'Agri-environmental schemes' output result in Table 5 'Detailed Output and Input Costs'; revision to Tables 6.17 and 7.17 horticultural cropping results.
  6. Farm accounts in England 2016/17 published.
  7. Updated dataset with additional SDA and non SDA results (tables 5.19 to 5.22); and additional LFA and lowland suckler cow enterprise results in table 14.1.
  8. Farm Accounts in England 2015/16 published.
  9. Farm Accounts in England 2014/15 published
  10. First published.