The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs provides a range of statistics covering agriculture, environment, rural communities, animal health, fisheries, food and forestry in Northern Ireland.
  • These statistics can be found under the following headings and/or in DAERA’s statistical publications following the link given below. Almost all of the statistics for agriculture and food are National Statistics produced in accordance with the 'Framework for National Statistics' and complying with the principles embodied in the 'National Statistics Code of Practice'. 

A catalogue of all our data products, identifying those that have been designated as ‘National Statistics’, can be found on the GOV.UK Release Calendar.  A full list of our published statistics are available in our publications section.  For up-to-date reports, bulletins and other information, you can follow the DAERAStats Twitter account

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there might be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. The latest impact on our statistics is described in the Newsletter. The current disruption to the UK could affect the quality of some of our statistics, such as lower accuracy, or it could mean there is less detail available, such as fewer local and regional breakdowns. In some cases, the production of some of the data series may need to be suspended. Alternatively, we may find there are advantages to using other data sources.

Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the three pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions. Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisons will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation's guidance on Changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak.

We will keep you informed as developments unfold. We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can, serving the public good at a time when it is needed the most.


An overview of Northern Ireland Agriculture and Environment is available in our compendium publications, listed below






About DAERA statistics

Almost all of the statistics for agriculture and food are National statistics produced in accordance with the 'Framework for National Statistics'.  The DAERA statistics charter and pre-release access statement set out how we apply the National Statistics Code of Practice and related Protocols, and the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2009 to the wide range of DAERA statistics.

The exemption to the principle of confidentiality for statistical use has been authorised by the Chief Executive of NISRA and is published here in compliance with the Official Statistics Code of Practice.

DAERAstats User Group is a user forum, set up in February 2010, to encourage statistics users from outside the Department to engage with those within DAERA who collate and disseminate statistics.

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