Overall at EU level, while slightly more than a quarter (27.5%) of holdings disappeared between 2003 and 2013, the total utilised agriculture area remained stable. As a result, the average area per holding grew from 11.7 hectares in 2003 to 16.1 hectares in 2013. This upward trend is noticeable in every EU Member State, except Cyprus. In 2013, the highest average utilised agricultural areas per holding were registered in the Czech Republic (with 133.0 hectares), the United Kingdom (93.6 ha), Slovakia (80.7 ha), Denmark (67.5 ha), Luxembourg (63.0 ha), France (58.7 ha) and Germany (58.6 ha). In contrast, average areas below 10 hectares per holding were recorded in Malta (1.2 ha), Cyprus (3.1 ha), Romania (3.6 ha), Slovenia (6.7 ha), Greece (6.8 ha) and Hungary (9.5 ha). Read more.
29th October 2020
19th February 2021