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Arable Farming

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 149690, tabled on 4 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made on the contribution of the arable sector to the economy in each of the last three years.

Answered on

11 June 2018

Statistics about agriculture in the UK are published annually. This includes an extensive range of data including production of key commodities.

Provisional figures for 2017 show that gross output from agriculture generated £26.3 billion. The arable sector’s contribution to this was £4.2 billion, accounting for 15.8% of UK agricultural production. This compares with £4 billion in 2015 and £3.3 billion in 2016.