National Statistics

Farm accounts in England

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

Documents

Farm accounts in England 2016/17 - report

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Farm accounts in England - dataset

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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 2015/16 and 2016/17 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 8 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. 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.
  2. Farm accounts in England 2016/17 published.
  3. 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.
  4. Farm Accounts in England 2015/16 published.
  5. Farm Accounts in England 2014/15 published
  6. First published.