Food and Agriculture Statistics

Crop, livestock and food statistics - Data

Through FAOSTAT, FAO compiles, validates, and disseminates global annual statistics that cover:

  • Crops and livestock, (primary and processed) production, including harvested areas, yields, and live and slaughtered animal numbers. The data are gathered primarily from annual production/utilization questionnaires.
  • Agriculture and food trade. The data cover the quantities of imports and exports, and the amount/number and transaction values according to reporters and partners. For non-reporting countries, extensive use is made of mirror trade statistics.
  • Supply and utilization accounts (consolidated as food balance sheets) that cover variables such as food losses, stocks, animal feed, and industrial utilization, in addition to production and trade.