Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2020-2021

Farm business level estimates of average incomes for 2020-2021. For the most recent data, visit the Scottish farm business income (FBI) collection page below.

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Data sources and more information

Data Source

Estimates of average farm business income in Scotland come from the Scottish Farm Business Survey. This is an annual survey of around 400 in the supported sectors and only includes farms with economic activity of at least £20,000. Part-time farms are not included. Farms that do not receive support, such as pigs, poultry and horticulture, are not included in the survey.

Income estimates are for the accounting year 2020-21, which relates to the 2020 crop year.


Similar surveys take place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Full results for the United Kingdom are available online.

Data Tables and Methodology

The data used to create the charts in this publication and the methodology document are available online.

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