Agricultural Census 2020

Average agricultural area of farms in 2020: 69 hectares in metropolitan France and 5 hectares in the overseas departments

In 2020, there were 389,800 farms in metropolitan France, about 100,000 fewer than in 2010 at the time of the last Census. The average size of farms continues to increase. The number of specialist livestock farms is decreasing more strongly than the number of specialist crop farms. Non-family permanent employees provide the largest share of the annual number of worked hours in farms. In the overseas departments, there are 26,700 farms in 2020.

Paru le : 29/12/2022

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N° 2022-13

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These results are definitive data. They refer to the Primeur publication (n° 2021-5) put online on December 10, 2021 with preliminary data.


The main indicators in definitive data were also published in the Primeur (n° 2022-13) put online on October 19, 2022, in French version.



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