DARD Statistics

Alternative Title: 
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Statistics

Links to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs department statistics, description of key work areas, surveys and data sources and the Farm Business Yearbook. Topics include: Animal diseases, agricultural sector income, costs and revenues, agricultural inputs and outputs, crops, livestock and labour numbers, agricultural and market prices.

DARD has responsibility for food, farming, and environmental policy and the development of the rural sector in Northern Ireland. It provides a business development service for farmers and growers, and a veterinary service with administration of animal health and welfare. It is responsible to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in Great Britain for the administration of schemes affecting the whole of the United Kingdom. The Department also oversees the application of European Union agricultural and rural development policy to Northern Ireland.

Time-series data; some series begin in 1981, others are only a few months or years in length. A number of files are MS Excel format.

Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom

MS Excel

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.