1040: Horticulture Production in England
This paper summarises a report by Rural Business Research drawn from the Farm Business Survey
Year of Publication2010
Horticulture contributes about 12% of UK agricultural output. Since 1985 ornamental plants have increased from a fifth to a third of horticultural output and vegetables have decreased from 60% to 45%. The most pronounced trend in the value of production is for soft fruit, up from a little over £100 million in 1998 to over £300 million in 2008. After four years of improving incomes all the sector witnessed a decline in profitability in 2008/09.
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