The growing number of challenges posed by emerging user needs, new data sources and technological progress calls for a rethinking of the way agricultural statistics are produced in the near future. This report outlines the current endeavours to modernise the core business processes of agricultural statistics within European statistical system. Moreover, we develop a user integrated dissemination process by proposing a modern approach to evaluate the statistical products as a function of user attention. Based on user metrics recorded between January 2020 and 2023, we explore page views and user engagements from social media of most accessible statistical dissemination products in the realm of agriculture. The exploratory analysis manifest that a short number of tables account for more than half of user hits within all domains. Linking user engagements from social media posts with page views of news items reveals a heterogeneous distribution of issue attention. While there is a strong and positive relationship between statistics explained articles and the associated tables, our results indicate that users prefer crosscutting rather than specialised topics. These findings are discussed within the modernisation framework.
LUCAS survey provides harmonised statistics on Land Use and Land Cover across the European Union. The LUCAS survey is used to monitor the land cover, the social and economic use of land, the biodiversity and other environmental parameters. The 2018 survey is based on a sample of 336000 points selected from the LUCAS 2x2 km2 grid which is the list of geo-referenced of about one million points in the EU. The paper describes the calibration technique, the way it has been applied in LUCAS 2018 and the impact of calibration on the estimates.
The Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA) are a satellite account of the European System of Accounts. As such, they provide complementary information and concepts that are adapted to the particular nature of the agricultural industry.
This study analyses the possibility of further developing the EAA to provide a robust estimate of the economic value of the public goods that are produced by farmers, such as biodiversity or landscape.
This leaflet provides a general overview of the 2020 agricultural census in the EU. It outlines the new features of the 2020 census round, and presents details such as what data is being collected, how and when the data will be published and what is done to ensure data safety. It also contains information on why agricultural censuses are carried out and the legal background to the 2020 census in the EU.
Key figures on the European food chain provides a selection of recent data from the domains of agriculture and fisheries statistics, as well as the wider farm to fork chain. The publication is divided into ten chapters, providing facts and figures about farms, farmers, farm production and prices, the economic performance of the agricultural sector, fisheries activities, food and beverages processing, trade, distribution, wholesale activities and the consumption of food and beverages. It concludes with a chapter on environmental issues related to some of the stages of the food chain. It presents key messages for the EU, and highlights the main players and key specialisations, accompanying analysis with intuitive visualisations and innovative data presentations. Information is presented for the European Union (EU) and its Member States, and is supplemented (when available) with data for EFTA members. [+]
This fourth edition of Key figures on Europe follows on from the success of previous years’ publication. It aims to provide intuitive visualisations, innovative data presentations and more concise text, so users can rapidly obtain an understanding of differences between Member States. It is available in English, French and German.
This publication provides you with a selection of interesting key statistics on the European Union (EU), its Member States as well as the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Drawing from the rich collection of data available at Eurostat, we aim to provide insight into the current situation and recent developments across the EU with regard to people and society, the economy and business, and the environment and natural resources. It is the first edition showing data on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis during 2020.
This publication may be viewed as an introduction to EU statistics and provides a starting point for those who wish to explore the wide range of data that is freely available on Eurostat’s website and presented in a large number of online articles in Statistics Explained. [+]
Harmonised Risk Indicators are needed to estimate the trends in risk from pesticide use. Harmonised Risk Indicators are defined in the Directive 2009/128/EC establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (the Sustainable Use Directive). These indicators are necessary to measure progress in meeting the main objective of the Directive - the reduction of risks from pesticide use for human health and the environment. The European Commission shall calculate them for the EU, and Member States should calculate the Harmonised Risk Indicators at a national level. The data to be used for the calculations shall be statistical data collected in accordance with Union legislation concerning statistics on plant protection products, i.e. Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 on pesticide statistics, and other relevant data. This document is intended to provide information to Member States to assist them in meeting their obligations under Article 15(2) of Directive 2009/128/EC. [+]
Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics provides a selection of recent, topical data. Information is presented for the European Union (EU) and its Member States, and is supplemented (when available) with data for the United Kingdom, EFTA members, candidate countries to the EU and potential candidates. This publication aims to cover some of the most popular data within the domain of agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics as well as some of the wider farm to fork chain. The publication is divided into eleven chapters, providing facts and figures about farms, farmers, farm production and prices, the economic and resource performance of the agricultural sector, forestry and fisheries activities, food and beverages processing, distribution and the trade in agricultural goods. It concludes with a statistical annex for the EU27 and each of the EU Member States, covering a set of key indicators as well as a set of pertinent messages regarding agricultural developments. [+]
The purpose of this publication is to provide the compilers of Integrated Farm Statistics with information on methodology and classification, as well as details on transmission, validation and quality reporting. The present edition accompanies Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 of the European Parliament and the Council and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1874 covering the 2020 agricultural census. [+]
The Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics book presents a selection of topical data. Information is presented for the European Union and its Member States, and is supplemented (when available) with data for EFTA countries and for the candidate countries and potential candidate countries to the European Union. This publication is divided into nine chapters, providing facts and figures about farms, farmers, farm production and prices, the performance of the agricultural sector, forestry and fisheries activities, food and beverages processing and the trade in agricultural goods. [+]