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Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2020-2021

Farm business level estimates of average incomes for 2020-2021.

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Only some farm types profit from agricultural activity

A stacked bar chart shows the contributions to average farm income from support payments, agricultural income and diversified income, for different farm types.

Contributors to total average farm income can be summarised into three categories to illustrate the relative contributions made by income from agricultural activities, diversified activities and from support payments.

Farms on average made a loss from agricultural activity of £12,900. Some farm types typically make a profit on average while others make a loss. In 2020-21, livestock and mixed farm types made a loss from agricultural activity, while cereal, general cropping and dairy farms made a profit. LFA sheep farms made the largest loss from agricultural activity in 2020-21, of around £40,000.

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