What is the Farm Business Survey?
The Farm Business
Survey provides information on the physical and economic
performance of farm businesses in England and Wales, to inform policy decisions on
matters affecting farm businesses. It is intended to serve the needs of government,
government partners, farming and land management interest groups, and
The Farm Business Survey
is an annual survey commissioned by the government under which a range
of management accounting information on all aspects of farmer's and grower's
businesses is collected. The survey uses a sample of farms that is representative
of the national population of farms in terms of farm type, farm size
and regional location.
How many farms are involved?
Over 2,300 farm businesses in England and Wales take part in the FBS survey each year.
Are the results confidential?
Yes. Details of individual farms are not published. Participating farms are not identifiable (by name or place) and minimum sample sizes prevent extraction of individual farm data. Additionally, data will never be released to anyone outside Promar International without prior written consent.
Who is behind the Farm Business Survey?
Promar International carries out the Farm
Business Survey in England.
In Wales, the Farm Business Survey is undertaken by
Aberystwyth University on behalf of, and financed by, the Welsh
These reports include
data collected in the Farm
Business Survey. In England the Farm Business Survey is conducted on behalf of,
and financed by, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
and the data collected in it are Crown Copyright.
You may re-use this information free of charge under the terms of the
Open Government Licence v.3.
maintains and publishes FBS Farm Business Benchmarking.
Telephone: +44 (0)1270 616800
Address: Alpha Building, London Road, Stapeley, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7JW
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- Telephone: +44 (0)1270 616800
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- Address: Alpha Building, London Road, Stapeley, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7JW
Most Recent Developments:
- Feb-2023 Farm Business Survey Internet Reports
- (all of this site published for DEFRA) -
taken over on 10th February 2023 by Promar International
- Jan-2023 Published FBS Region Reports for England 2021/22
- most recent results (regional reports for England only)
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