Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Farm types Regions Periods Horticulture, in the open Area Fruit in the open (are) Horticulture, in the open Number of farms Fruit in the open (number) Horticulture, under glass Area Fruit under glass (m2) Horticulture, under glass Number of farms Fruit under glass (number)
All farm types Nederland 2021 1,975,997 2,666 1,178,132 115
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 22,911 82 2,500 1
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 720,342 957 202,226 31
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021 812,871 897 184,091 41
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 419,873 730 789,315 42
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021 5,151 27 0 0
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021 4,116 25 0 0
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021 13,644 30 2,500 1
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021 10,979 76 350 1
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021 114,766 80 0 0
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021 594,597 801 201,876 30
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021 218,296 289 26,680 5
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 76,201 115 15,345 8
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 51,308 120 131,038 22
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021 467,066 373 11,028 6
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021 174,184 262 585,765 27
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021 245,689 468 203,550 15
All farm types Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Groningen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Veluwe (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Utrecht (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types IJmond (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zaanstreek (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021 2,629 14 0 0
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021 9,100 33 0 0
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021 5,833 41 2,500 1
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021 114,370 278 24,450 6
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021 7,359 60 0 0
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021 120,517 86 0 0
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021 69,660 108 139,623 26
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021 5,079 22 1,560 2
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021 100,642 205 19,500 3
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021 615,382 667 189,956 28
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021 587,226 477 16,228 8
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2021 14,867 33 372,100 14
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021 205,572 354 412,215 27
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2021 117,761 288 0 0
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2021 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021 32 1 0 0
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021 2,972 15 0 0
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021 237 3 0 0
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021 1,695 2 0 0
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021 215 6 0 0
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021 2,414 8 0 0
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021 273 4 0 0
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021 1,294 11 0 0
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021 135 2 0 0
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021 78 1 0 0
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021 1,710 3 0 0
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 1,167 9 2,500 1
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 6,508 5 0 0
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021 4,181 12 0 0
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021 1,159 11 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021 1,614 9 350 1
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021 4,878 36 0 0
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021 3,328 20 0 0
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021 44,573 30 0 0
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021 70,193 50 0 0
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021 3,947 13 0 0
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021 3,663 17 0 0
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021 86,818 97 21,000 4
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021 26,192 42 0 0
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021 425,542 442 106,606 16
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021 39,130 56 71,170 9
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021 1,744 40 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2021 7,561 94 3,100 1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on land use, arable farming, horticulture, grassland, grazing livestock and housed animals, at regional level, by general farm type.

The figures in this table are derived from the agricultural census. Data collection for the agricultural census is part of a combined data collection for a.o. agricultural policy use and enforcement of the manure law.

Regional breakdown is based on the main location of the holding. Due to this the region where activities (crops, animals) are allocated may differ from the location where these activities actually occur.

The agricultural census is also used as the basis for the European Farm Structure Survey (FSS). Data from the agricultural census do not fully coincide with the FSS. In the FSS years (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010) additional information was collected to meet the requirements of the FSS.

Reference date for livestock is 1 April and for crops 15 May.

From 2020 onwards, the SO2017, based on the years 2015 to 2019, will apply (see also the explanation for SO: Standard Output).

From 2018 onwards the number of calves for fattening, pigs for fattening, chicken and turkey are adjusted in the case of temporary breaks in the production cycle (e.g. sanitary cleaning).
The agricultural census is a structural survey, in which adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle is a.o. relevant for the calculation of the economic size of the holding, and its farm type.
In the livestock surveys the number of animals on the reference day is relevant, therefore no adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle are made.
This means that the number of animals in the tables of the agricultural census may differ from those in the livestock tables (see ‘links to relevant tables and relevant articles).

From 2017 onwards, animal numbers are increasingly derived from I&R registers (Identification and Registration of animals), instead of by means of the combined data collection. The I&R registers are the responsibility of RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency). Since 2017, cattle numbers are derived from I&R cattle, and from 2018 sheep, goats and poultry are also derived from the relevant I&R registers. The registration of cattle, sheep and goats takes place directly at RVO. Poultry data is collected via the designated database Poultry Information System Poultry (KIP) from Avined. Avined is a branch organization for the egg and poultry meat sectors. Avined passes the data on to the central database of RVO. Due to the transition to the use of I&R registers, a change in classification will occur for sheep and goats from 2018 onwards.

Since 2016, information of the Dutch Business Register is used to define the agricultural census. Registration in the Business Register with an agricultural standard industrial classification code (SIC), related to NACE/ISIC, (in Dutch SBI: ‘Standaard BedrijfsIndeling’) is leading to determine whether there is an agricultural holding. This aligns the agricultural census as closely as possible to the statistical regulations of Eurostat and the (Dutch) implementation of the definition of 'active farmer' as described in the common agricultural policy.

The definition of the agricultural census based on information from the Dutch Business Register mainly affects the number of holdings, a clear deviation of the trend occurs. The impact on areas (except for other land and rough grazing) and the number of animals (except for sheep, horses and ponies) is limited. This is mainly due to the holdings that are excluded as a result of the new delimitation of agricultural holdings (such as equestrian centres, city farms and organisations in nature management).

In 2011 there were changes in geographic assignment of holdings with a foreign main seat. This may influence regional figures, mainly in border regions.

Until 2010 the economic size of agricultural holdings was expressed in Dutch size units (in Dutch NGE: 'Nederlandse Grootte Eenheid'). From 2010 onwards this has become Standard Output (SO). This means that the threshold for holdings in the agricultural census has changed from 3 NGE to 3000 euro SO. For comparable time series the figures for 2000 up to and including 2009 have been recalculated, based on SO coefficients and SO typology. The latest update took place in 2016.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: the figures are now definite.

Changes as of February 24, 2022: the definite figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
According to regular planning provisional figures are published in November and the definite figures will follow in March of the following year.

Description topics

Horticulture, in the open
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually directly for
the market.
Area
Fruit in the open
Includes soft fruits (e.g. blueberries, raspberries), stone fruits (e.g. apples, pears, prunes), nuts and grapes. Standard tree orchards have been added since 2016 onwards.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Fruit in the open
Includes soft fruits (e.g. blueberries, raspberries), stone fruits (e.g. apples, pears, prunes), nuts and grapes. Standard tree orchards have been added since 2016 onwards.
Horticulture, under glass
Refers to the growing of crops under glass or other (accessible) protective cover.
Area
Fruit under glass
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Fruit under glass