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Self sufficiency in the United kingdom
according to DEFRA

(from a spreadsheet at http://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/datasets/selfsuff.xls),
from which more up-to-date data can be found
Updated on: 26/03/2009
Contact: Robin Karfoot, DEFRA, Tel ++44 (0)1904 456405, e-mail robin.karfoot@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Next update: March 2010
Source: 'Agriculture in the United Kingdom', Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  a b c d e f g
1 updated on: 3/1/09   contact: joanne gardiner, defra, tel ++44 (0)1904 455681, e-mail joanne.gardiner@defra.gsi.gov.uk    
next update: 3/1/10   source: 'agriculture in the united kingdom', department for environment, food and rural affairs    
self-sufficiency in food            
             
    uk self sufficiency in food as % of:   uk self sufficiency in food as % of:    
    all food indigenous type food all food indigenous type food notes:
7   1956 46.7 61.1     average of 1955/6 to 1957/8
8   1967 46.2 58.1     average of 1966/7 to 1968/9
9   1970 49.2 61.8      
10    1971 50.0 62.3      
11    1972 52.9 65.3      
12    1973 52.9 65.9      
13    1974 51.2 63.2      
14    1975 56.0 68.3      
15    1976 55.5 68.4      
16    1977 49.6 63.8      
17    1978 53.1 67.0      
18    1979 53.1 67.7      
19    1980 59.3 73.9      
20    1981 62.0 76.9      
21    1982 62.5 77.4      
22    1983 61.2 77.7      
23    1984 62.9 82.6      
24    1985 57.7 76.5      
25    1986 56.5 74.5      
26    1987 56.8 72.3 new series using 1998 methodology - all food indigenous type food  
27    1988 53.9 68.9 71.1 82.6  
28    1989 58.7 75.8 74.8 86.9  
29    1990 56.6 72.2 73.6 85.0  
30    1991 58.1 73.9 75.3 86.7  
31    1992 56.8 71.9 73.9 85.1  
32    1993 57.3 72.4 73.5 85.4  
33    1994 58.3 74.7 73.5 86.1  
34    1995 58.4 75.1 73.7 86.7  
35    1996 54.3 70.2 70.0 83.2  
36    1997 52.9 68.8 68.2 81.6  
37    1998 methodology discontinued   67.5 81.9  
38    1999     67.6 81.6  
39    2000     66.8 80.3  
40    2001     62.6 75.0  
41    2002     62.4 75.5  
42    2003     63.5 76.6  
43    2004     62.3 75.0  
44    2005     58.5 72.0  
45    2006     58.1 71.5
46   2007     59.4 72.4  
47    2008     60.3 72.9 this data is provisional.
48  footnotes:            
49  data from 1955/56 - 1976 are published in economic trends no. 312, october 1979, pp151-155.            
50  data for 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990 are published in the journal of agricultural economics vol. 46,            
51       no. 2, may 1995, pp 252-260.            
52  1998 methodology:  the significant revision upwards is due to changes introduced to improve the estimation            
53       by seeking a higher level of internal consistency and recognising the higher proportion of processed            
54       products as opposed to unprocessed commodities imported in recent years.  the biggest effect has been            
55       the introduction of factors to devalue processed imports to the value of their unprocessed food content.            
56       this has significantly reduced the estimated value of food consumption.            
57       in 2000 this methodology incorporated a more accurate estimate of production for human consumption.            
58       these changes have reduced the overall estimates of self sufficiency by about two percentage points.            
59               
60  ©   crown copyright            

Updated on: 26/03/2009 Contact: Robin Karfoot, DEFRA, Tel ++44 (0)1904 456405, e-mail robin.karfoot@defra.gsi.gov.uk Next update: March 2010 Source: 'Agriculture in the United Kingdom', Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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