Overview - Agriculture

Agriculture – Overview

Introduction

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What information can I find here?

Eurostat statistics on agriculture cover the following topics:

  • Structure of farms, orchards & vineyards;
  • Economic accounts for agriculture;
  • Agricultural prices and prices indices;
  • Agricultural production;
  • Organic farming;
  • Agriculture and environment.

For more detailed information on the data covered by these topics, please see the page 'Information on data' in this section.

Why are these statistics important and what is the European Commission doing in this regard?

Initially, the purpose of Agricultural statistics was to monitor the Common Agricultural Policy's (CAP) main objectives, such as the production and supply of agricultural products and income in the farming sector.

In recent decades, new indicators and statistics a emerged, reflecting the changes in EU policies. Some, such as the use and impact of pesticides, have an environmental focus.

Another development in agricultural statistics has been to establish statistics related to organic farming.

In 2015, a strategy for agricultural statistics for 2020 and beyond was agreed, designed to modernise this area of statistics.

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