Data Builder

Data builder

FBS data builder is a specialist interactive system for professionals and researchers. It allows direct interrogation of Farm Business Survey (FBS) data to construct user defined tables.

Request Data

The statistics in FBS data builder are periodically updated in accordance with the latest revisions to the FBS calculated variables (currently version 79). The figures from some variables may thus be subject to revised calculations from time to time, most recently JANUARY 2022.

If you are a new user, you are strongly urged to first explore the 'top-queries' (below), and then possibly to consider the Basic Intro to get some idea.  Alternatively, go straight to Request data. But please do make sure you understand the Top Queries below.

Basic Intro

Please note that some of these tables are also published elsewhere. For example in the Defra publication 'Farm Accounts in England', and 'Region Reports' (above)


Many users are interested in county level data, even though the data for 'Regions' (or better still 'NUTS-ii Regions') is more extensive and reliable, so we publish available data at County data