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Total income from farming in the UK forecast

Annual forecast of total income from farming in the UK

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Total income from farming in the UK forecast for 2018

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This release presents an annual forecast for Total Income from Farming for the United Kingdom. This is an early forecast produced to meet a requirement by the European Commission before all data for the calendar year is available. It is subject to a degree of forecasting and estimation and as a result cannot be produced with the same statistical reliability as later estimates which are to be published here in April (first estimate) and December (second estimate).

Total Income from Farming is the total profit from all UK farming businesses on a calendar year basis. It measures the return to all entrepreneurs for their management, labour and capital invested.

In recent years we have not published these forecasts but as they are already published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities we have decided to publish them in the interests of openness and transparency.

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Published 22 February 2018
Last updated 14 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 2017 forecasts with 2018 forecast statistics notice.
  2. First published.