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 Horticulture in the open, total (are) Horticulture, in the open Area Fruit in the open (are) Horticulture, in the open Number of farms Horticulture in the open, total (number) Horticulture, in the open Number of farms Fruit in the open (number)
All farm types Nederland 2021* 9,481,389 1,976,085 9,532 2,667
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021* 599,144 22,911 527 82
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021* 1,965,483 715,726 2,304 956
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021* 3,772,911 817,575 3,216 899
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021* 3,143,851 419,873 3,485 730
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021* 111,956 5,151 175 27
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021* 165,566 4,116 131 25
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021* 321,622 13,644 221 30
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021* 196,045 10,979 327 76
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021* 796,754 112,666 596 79
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021* 972,684 592,081 1,381 801
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021* 250,273 223,000 370 291
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021* 2,080,563 76,201 1,153 115
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021* 749,551 51,308 970 120
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021* 692,524 467,066 723 373
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021* 1,879,791 174,184 2,164 262
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021* 1,264,060 245,689 1,321 468
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* 131,729 2,629 100 14
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021* 278,601 9,100 243 33
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 184,083 5,833 207 41
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 377,328 114,370 741 278
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 79,324 7,359 162 60
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021* 1,258,850 118,417 800 85
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021* 1,977,788 69,673 1,522 109
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021* 68,655 5,066 59 21
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 119,997 103,246 292 206
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021* 898,568 614,966 1,012 668
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021* 1,161,369 587,226 1,117 477
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2021* 557,263 14,867 622 33
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 2,254,212 205,572 2,323 354
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2021* 133,622 117,761 332 288
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2021* 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021* 3,932 32 9 1
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021* 39,739 2,972 68 15
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021* 23,703 237 39 3
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021* 8,625 1,695 15 2
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021* 35,957 215 44 6
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021* 95,772 2,414 56 8
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021* 28,925 273 31 4
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021* 40,562 1,294 41 11
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021* 307 135 3 2
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021* 7,096 78 17 1
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021* 160,658 1,710 75 3
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 67,420 1,167 39 9
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 31,947 6,508 29 5
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021* 54,501 4,181 61 12
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021* 27,216 1,159 52 11
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021* 60,597 1,614 64 9
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021* 87,703 4,878 154 36
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021* 20,529 3,328 57 20
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021* 388,118 42,473 296 29
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021* 408,636 70,193 300 50
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 48,234 3,947 49 13
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021* 8,416 3,663 30 17
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021* 109,274 86,818 151 97
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021* 36,690 26,192 62 42
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021* 627,003 422,938 635 441
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021* 56,810 39,218 101 57
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 27,395 1,744 97 40
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2021* 58,862 7,561 256 94
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 for 2021 are provisional, the other figures are final.

Changes as of 19 November 2021: the provisional 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
Horticulture in the open, 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.
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).
Horticulture in the open, 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.