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Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland, 2016-18

Initial estimates of net income from farming in Scotland for 2018, and revisions to estimates for previous years.

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Value of farm outputs constant, big gains in barley and milk

Value of farm outputs constant, big gains in barley and milk

Total output from farming in 2018 - £3.18 billion

Outputs from farming are estimated to have risen marginally in 2018. Outputs were worth £3.18 billion compared to last year’s revised figure of £3.11 billion.

Livestock accounted for a third of output, with the beef sector, worth £715 million, the biggest earner.

Barley, which accounts for ten per cent of farm output, saw the largest increase in value. This was due to increases in price offsetting a small drop in quantity. Wheat prices also increased, but the poor winter weather meant that production was down, resulting in a drop in value.

The dairy sector saw a small increase in price, but benefitted from an increase in production.

The value of eggs was again up, reaching £100 million for the first time.

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