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Farm Diversification, 2011-12
This Statistical Bulletin presents figures on farm diversification in Wales for 2011-12. These figures are based on results from the annual Farm Business Survey. Figures are also provided on farm diversification in Wales for 2009-10 and 2010-11.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Around 2,300 farm businesses in Wales were engaged in producing output from diversified activities during 2011-12, with 1,200 farm businesses generating diversified output other than rent.
- Farm business income from diversified enterprises increased to £13 million (3 per cent of farm business income) in 2011-12, from £12 million in both 2009-10 and 2010-11. Income from the Single Farm Payment provided the largest contribution to farm business income in 2011-12 (contributing £217 million, 57 per cent of farm business income).
- For 78 per cent of farm businesses with diversified activity in Wales in 2011-12, the income from diversification accounted for less than 25 per cent of farm business income.
- Diversified enterprises contributed around £19 million (1 per cent) to farm business output in 2011-12, a similar percentage contribution to that for both 2009-10 and 2010-11. Around 60 per cent of the output from diversified enterprises in 2011-12 was derived from the letting of buildings for non-farming use.
- The average diversified output for farm businesses with diversified activities was £8,300 per farm in 2011-12, compared to £7,900 in 2009-10 and £8,100 in 2010-11. Average enterprise income from diversified activities in 2011-12 was £5,900 per farm, with the letting of buildings for non-farming use producing an average enterprise income of £6,600 per farm.
- The proportion of farm businesses with diversified activities in 2011-12 was highest for the ‘very large’ farm size class (35 per cent of ‘very large’ farm businesses) and for the ‘very small’ farm size class, with 31 per cent of ‘very small’ farm businesses engaged in diversified activities.
- For both the Dairy and LFA Grazing Livestock farm types the percentage of farms with diversified activities increased over the period 2009-10 to 2011-12. Conversely, the percentage of Lowland Grazing Livestock farm businesses with diversified activities declined from 47 per cent in 2009-10 to 32 per cent in 2011-12.
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