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Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Agricultural exports hit record value due to price hikes
In 2022, the Netherlands exported 122.3 billion euros worth of agricultural goods. This is over 17 percent more than in 2021. The increase in the value of agricultural exports comes from higher...
Agriculture; labour force by region
Agricultural census; number of persons, annual work units and corresponding number of holdings by region
Built-up area expanding at the cost of farmland
The area of land in use for housing, industry and infrastructure increased by 200 square kilometres from 2013 to 2020. The area of land in use for agriculture shrank by 244 sq km. The total area of...
The Dutch agricultural sector in an international context, 2023
This publication describes developments in the Netherlands’ agricultural goods with the rest of the world, including both imports and exports and providing initial estimates for.
Vegetables; yield and cultivated area per kind of vegetable
Area and yield per vegetable Area, yield, kind of vegetable
Slightly higher agricultural income in 2022
In 2022, the Dutch agricultural sector generated 1.9 percent more income than in 2021. At the same time, animal output dropped slightly (-0.7 percent) while crop output fell relatively sharply by...
Arable crop area 2 percent larger
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Agricultural emissions lower than in 1995, no more decline in recent years
In 2021, most types of agricultural emissions were lower than in 1995, in spite of higher agricultural output. Reduction of greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions has stagnated in recent years.
Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December
Livestock on agricultural holdings with a Standard Ouptut >= 3000 euro, grazing livestock and housed animals at 1 April and 1 December
Agriculture’s consumption unchanged for 25 years, despite higher output
Since 1995, the volume of Dutch agricultural production has grown by 20 percent. Nevertheless, there was no increase in the agricultural consumption of environmentally harmful substances such as...
The Netherlands largest EU importer of Brazilian agricultural goods
In 2021, the Netherlands was the EU’s largest direct importer of agricultural goods from Brazil.
Annual rate of change HICP; The Netherlands, Euro area and Europe, 2015=100
Annual rate of change The Netherlands, Euro area and European Union according to the harmonised consumer price index 2015 = 100
Protein crop cultivation slightly increased
In 2022, cultivation of protein-rich crops such as alfalfa, field beans and soybeans has increased slightly.
Less pesticide used in agriculture
In 2020, Dutch farmers used 5 million kilograms of crop protection products, representing a decrease of more than 11 percent on 2016. The quantity used per hectare decreased by 13.4 percent as of...
Cattle herd size has barely changed
In 2022, the size of the Dutch cattle population has remained virtually unchanged relative to last year, standing at 3.8 million head.
Agricultural imports from Brazil, 2021
In 2021, the Netherlands was the largest importer of agricultural goods from Brazil within the EU.
Area used for horticulture under glass, grass land, gardening, arable land or orchard.
Agricultural exports exceeded 100 billion euros in 2021
Exports of agricultural goods are estimated to have reached 104.7 billion euros in 2021, setting a new record.
585 additional organic farms since 2015
Relative to 2021, the total area under organic farming in the Netherlands this year has increased by 3.6 percent to slightly over 80 thousand hectares. This is 59.0 percent more than in 2015.
Other agricultural area
Agricultural area not in use for horticulture under glass, such as grass, garden, or building areas or orchards.
Group of agricultural areas
A cluster of 66 agricultural areas into fourteen groups of agricultural areas.
Land use; all categories, municipalities
Traffic area, Built up area, Forest, Natural area, Water Netherlands, Municipalities
Land use; main categories; regional, 1900 onwards
Traffic area, Built up area, Forest, Natural area, Water Netherlands and Provinces