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Agricultural Products

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) wheat, (b) barley, (c) fresh vegetables, (d) potatoes, (e) fresh fruit, (f) beef and veal, (g) pork, (h) bacon and ham, (i) mutton and lamb, (j) poultry meat, (k) eggs and (l) liquid milk was produced by volume in England in each year since 1997. (229492)

The figures are shown in the following table.

Volume of UK production

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Wheat

Th. tonnes

15,018

15,449

14,867

16,704

11,580

15,973

14,288

15,473

14,863

14,735

13,137

Barley

Th. tonnes

7,828

6,623

6,581

6,492

6,660

6,128

6,370

5,816

5,495

5,239

5,079

Vegetables

Th. tonnes

2,937

2,863

2,952

2,923

2,865

2,573

2,543

2,591

2,737

2,650

2,526

Potatoes

Th. tonnes

7,128

6,422

7,131

6,178

6,674

6,921

6,058

6,246

5,979

5,727

5,635

Fruit

Th. tonnes

292

278

347

307

331

294

269

294

363

392

398

Beef and Veal

Th. tonnes

698

695

679

704

645

694

703

724

765

852

888

Pork

Th. tonnes

884

921

823

716

595

614

569

577

574

575

617

Bacon and Ham

Th. tonnes

242

240

243

224

217

216

214

211

214

209

185

Mutton and Lamb

Th. tonnes

342

373

392

383

267

307

310

319

336

332

328

Poultry meat

Th. tonnes

1,527

1,548

1,549

1,514

1,566

1,557

1,578

1,571

1,585

1,517

1,460

Eggs

Million dozen

903

883

842

817

861

856

843

892

884

853

825

Milk

Million litres

14,420

14,218

14,587

14,079

14,291

14,448

14,587

14,139

14,062

13,933

13,660

Source:

Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2007, DEFRA