Publication - Statistics

Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland, 2016-18

Published: 29 Jan 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Delivery Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787815513

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

Contents
Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland, 2016-18
Value of farm outputs constant, big gains in barley and milk

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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