The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published horticulture statistics for 2021. Trade Organization Fresh Produce Consortium brings the statistics to the attention. The figures show, among other things, that the value of greenhouse vegetables has increased to up to £374 million. It is an increase of 6.9% compared to 2020.
Other key points are:
- The value of domestically grown vegetables fell 0.1% to just under £ 1.7 billion in 2021, and the volume of domestic cultivation fell 2% to 2.5 million tonnes.
- The value of arable vegetables decreased by 1.9% to 1.3 billion pounds (decrease by 26 million pounds), while the value of greenhouse vegetables increased by 6.9% to 374 million pounds (increase by 24 million pounds).
- Domestically grown fruit has fallen in value to £ 917 million, down 12% from 2020, while the volume of cultivation fell by 12% to 576 thousand tonnes.
- British floriculture was worth £ 1.6 billion in 2021, up 16% from 2020.