Scottish farm business income: annual estimates: Methodology

Methodology for Scottish farm business income estimate publications

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These statistics are published online by the Scottish Government in an accessible format (html). The collection of farm income statistics published by the Scottish Government, including archived publications, is available at: Scottish farm business income (FBI)

Data tables are made available in Excel format with each release to allow users to carry out further analysis. Farm-level datasets may be made available to recognised research organisations for research purposes agreed with the Scottish Government with appropriate security and disclosure control in place. To make a data request get in touch with us at

Methodological information and specific quality issues are included on these pages and linked to from all National Statistics outputs containing farm income estimates. Metadata appropriate for users to consider comparability of statistics over time is included with all data releases, for example as notes on tables. This metadata is regularly reviewed and updated as necessary with each publication or more frequently as needed.

UK Agriculture Statistics which include these figures and methodological information relating to UK statistics are available at:

Agriculture in the United Kingdom

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