585 additional organic farms since 2015Articles
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.
Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factoriesFigures
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 DecemberFigures
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 outputArticles
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 livestock...
NWO funding for research into global well-beingArticles
How does economic growth in the Netherlands affect well-being in poorer countries in the Global South?
Arable crop area 2 percent largerArticles
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Less nitrogen and phosphate excretion from livestock manureArticles
In 2021, the total amount of nitrogen excreted by Dutch livestock stood at 471 million kg.
Cattle herd size has barely changedArticles
In 2022, the size of the Dutch cattle population has remained virtually unchanged relative to last year, standing at 3.8 million head.
Environmental goods and services sector, activities; national accountsFigures
Environmental activities, environmental domain, environmental services EGSS, environmental sector, recycling
Dutch well-being high, but under increasing pressureArticles
it is becoming more difficult to maintain this level of well-being. Many elements of Dutch natural capital are showing systemic deterioration, with increasing pressure on plant and animal biodiversity,...
To describe the structure of the Dutch agricultural sector (including data on holdings, livestock, crops, and other topics such as agricultural labour force and other gainful activities).
Agricultural exports exceeded 100 billion euros in 2021Articles
Exports of agricultural goods are estimated to have reached 104.7 billion euros in 2021, setting a new record.
Less pesticide used in agricultureArticles
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 2016,...
Gross seed onion yield nearly 12 percent upArticles
In 2021, the gross yield of seed onions was 11.7 percent higher than in the previous year. The gross yield of ware potatoes declined by 10.7 percent. Sugar beet and wheat crop yields remained virtually...
Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, regionFigures
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Production process, economic activity, regio; national accountsFigures
Output; Gross value added; Labour input Economic activity (SIC2008); Region; Periods
Agricultural income up by 1 percent in 2021Articles
In 2021, the income of the agricultural sector is 1 percent higher than in 2020. This year’s animal output is below the level of 2020, but crop output has increased.
Government; Taxes and social contributionsFigures
Revenue collected from taxes and social contributions Types of taxes and social contributions
Agriculture; labour force by regionFigures
Agricultural census; number of persons, annual work units and corresponding number of holdings by region
Current transactions by sectors; National AccountsFigures
Current transactions and balancing items of institutional sectors Sectors, resources and uses, balancing items
Slightly smaller pig herd, barely reduced cattle herdArticles
In 2021, the pig herd in the Netherlands was slightly reduced year-on-year to almost 11.4 million.
CBS experiments with agricultural sensor dataArticles
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is continuously innovating, also in the field of business data collection. We are permanently on the look-out for new data sources and alternative ways of collecting data,...