DEFRA publishes horticulture Statistics

UK ornamentals were worth £1.6 billion in 2021, an increase of 16% compared to 2020

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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