DEFRA publishes horticulture Statistics

UK: Value of protected vegetables increased by 6.9% to £374 million

These statistics cover area, production, trade and valuation of horticulture crops in the United Kingdom from 1985 to 2021. The published data is available in the accompanying dataset; including estimated data for individual fruit and vegetable varieties and aggregated ornamental production.

Key Messages 

  • The value of home-produced vegetables decreased by 0.1% to just under £1.7 billion in 2021, and the volume of home production decreased by 2% to 2.5 million tonnes. There was a decrease of 1.9% in the value of field vegetables, at £1.3 billion (£26 million decrease) whilst the value of protected vegetables increased by 6.9% to £374 million (£24 million increase).
  • Home produced fruit has fallen in value to £917 million, a decrease of 12% compared to 2020, with production volumes falling 12% to 576 thousand tonnes.
  • UK ornamentals were worth £1.6 billion in 2021, an increase of 16% compared to 2020.

Read the complete report at www.freshproduce.org.uk.


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