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Production of Compound Feed

The purpose of the statistics is to shed light on the quantitative production of compound feed for livestock, as well as to calculate the total quantities of grain and feed materials used in compound feed. The statistics show which type of feed mixes are produced the most, and the development of feed mixes over time. The total quantities of feed mixtures and feed materials are used for calculations of The Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA). The statistics have been compiled since 1968, but in their current form are comparable from 1990 onwards.

Statistical presentation

The statistics are an annual statement of compound feed production and feed materials used in compound feed calculated in millions. kg. Feed production is calculated for both the calendar year and operating year up to and including 2022 and for various feed mixes for cattle, pigs, poultry and other livestock species. From 2022, the statistics will only be calculated for calendar years.

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Statistical processing

Data are first debugged and validated by comparing individual reports with reports from previous periods. When the data collection is finished, the data is checked for errors on a macro level, for example by comparing the total quantities with previous total quantities and the development in the cattle and pig populations. There are no seasonal corrections or enumerations as it is a total count (census).

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It is relevant for the agricultural organizations, ministries and agencies, who uses it to follow the development in the volume growth in the production of compound feed. Moreover it is an input to the Economic Accounts for Agriculture.

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Accuracy and reliability

The overall reliability is good. The statistics cover the production of compound feed by the Danish agribusiness companies alone. It means that directly imported compound feed and feed produced by farmers are not included in the statistics. The results are therefore not fully true for the overall production of compound feed in Denmark. It will be higher than in this statistics.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Up to and including 2022, the statistics were published twice a year. From and including 2023, the statistics will only be published once a year in the month of May in connection with the publication of The Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA), almost 6 months after the reference time.

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There is full comparability back to 1990. The aggregated groups are comparable back to beginning of the statistics for the crop year 1968/69. The statistics is compiled to the EU regulation on Economic Accounts for Agriculture, which this statistics are an input to. The Danish Economic Accounts for Agriculture are comparable to the European version of the same statistics which Denmark also delivers the data to.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published in the StatBank under Foder, gødning og pesticider.

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