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Production of Compound Feed

The purpose of the statistics is to illustrate the volume production of feed compounds for cattle, pigs, poultry and other livestock species. The statistics are an input to the calculations of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture, which is an input to the National Accounts. The statistics have been compiled since 1968, but are in their present form comparable from 1990 onwards.

Statistical presentation

The statistics are an annual statement of feed production, calculated in million. kg. Feed production is calculated for both calendar year and crop year and for various compound feeds for cattle, pigs, poultry and other livestock species.

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Statistical processing

The statistics are a census on the production of feed compound produced at Danish agribusiness companies. It is published twice a year, where data from electronic questionnaires are compared to other reported data and data from former years. If there are any questions to the reported data, we contact the reporting company for a more detailed explanation.

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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. The users can comment on the statistics in the user committee for agricultural statistics and the users have expressed satisfaction with the statistics.

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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

The statistics are released twice a year. The statistics concerning the crop year, end of period June 30th, are published in January together with utilization of cereals and feed stuff, approximately 6 month after the end of the reference period. The statistics following the calendar year are published in May together with the Economic Accounts for Agriculture, barely 6 months after the end of the reference period. Only final data are published.

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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 Intermediate Goods.

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