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Office for Food industries, department for Business statistics
Henrik Bolding Pedersen
+45 39 17 33 15

hpe@dst.dk

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Economics of Agricultural Activities

The main source to the statistic is primarily account information from accounting offices organized in SEGES. This information is retrieved electronically from the accounting system Ø90 supplemented with some necessary additional information (eg. working hours). In addition some financial data for a small number of holdings are retrieved from other accounting offices.

The holdings in the sample are checked for outliers and might be excluded in total or from certain activities. The holdings in the final sample are weighted to the population.

Source data

Data are based on a sample of financial accounts for full-time farms with agricultural and/or horticultural activity. Full-time farms are defined as farms using at least 1,665 working hours per year. The main source to the statistic is primarily account information from accounting offices organized in SEGES Innovation. This information is retrieved electronically from the accounting system Ø90 supplemented with some necessary additional information. In addition some financial data for a small number of holdings are retrieved from other independent accounting offices, which reports on an electronic questionnaire. Another source is the statistical data on agricultural structure from Statistics Denmark, which is the basis for determining the population.. Finally, records of subsidies are retrieved from the Danish Agricultural Agency.

Frequency of data collection

Yearly.

Data collection

Data are mainly collected as a system to system solution towards the common accounting system in SEGES Innovation called Ø90. Some account, from accountants not using Ø90, are delivered on questionnaires. The questionnaire can be found here.

Data validation

Before accounts are delivered to Statistics Denmark there are a number of tests, also stop-tests, in the accounting system Ø90 and in the questionnaires. After receiving the data at Statistics Denmark a sophisticated test is performed for each holding. The test is particular sophisticated because individual data are delivered to FADN, DG Agri.

The accounts are elaborated to this statistics for agricultural activities, where each activity are further tested for outliers.

Data compilation

Costs are allocated to agricultural activities by factors derived by analysis on the financial accounts.

The sample is weighted by use of the SAS program CLAN.

Adjustment

Not relevant for this statistic.