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Harvest

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the size of the United Kingdom harvest in (a) tonnes and (b) value, at actual and at 1989 prices in each year since 1979.

The size of the cereals harvest and the value of cereal sales off farms are shown below.

YearCereal harvestValue of outputValue of output at 1989 prices
('000 tonnes)(£ million)(£ million)
197917,4161,1841,357
198019,4721,4631,616
198119,6211,6931,725
198221,9132,0621,971
198321,3071,9961,738
198426,6022,4202,260
198522,4662,2812,210
198624,4892,1742,117
198721,6752,0431,993
198821,1181,8981,929
1198922,4031,9261,926
1 Forecast.
It will be noted that the size of the harvest does not correspond exactly to the value of output—sales off farms—even when this is measured at constant prices. This is partly because some of the harvest is used on farms for animal feed and because some of each year's harvest is sold off farms in the next calendar year.