The 2003 Agricultural Year
Each year the Commission publishes a report on the agricultural situation in the European Union. A large part of the report is devoted to statistical information on Community agriculture. This is drawn up on the basis of information from Eurostat and data collected by the Directorate-General for Agriculture.
In order for it to be more useful, the statistical information should be as up-to-date as possible and made available to users as soon as it is obtained. Therefore, the Directorate-General for Agriculture has decided to devote a special publication to statistical and economic information on Community agriculture, separate from the Agricultural Annual Report.
The statistical information presented here covers a wide range of subjects: the economic situation in agriculture, structures, trade, markets, financial aspects and rural development. An introductory chapter gives an overview of the 2003 agricultural year.
It also includes a wide range of statistical information on agriculture in the accession Countries for EU membership.