Data on the utilisation of agricultural area are showing breakdown thereof by the aim of land use (thousand hectares).


Areas regularly farmed, usually in accordance with the crop rotation scheme of the holding.

It includes sown areas of agricultural crops, fallows, areas of strawberries, flowers and open areas of ornamental plants, open nurseries and utilised areas of greenhouses.

A detached or attached wooden, metal or mixed-material framework construction covered with glass, plastic or other transparent material. The height of the construction is sufficient to provide the opportunity to move inside the greenhouse.

Plantations of fruit trees and berry bushes, including new plantations.

Areas destined for the yield of pulses from both pure sowing and mix, where pulses prevail.

Agricultural area (arable land, permanent crops, meadows and pastures) actually managed by the holding, regardless of its type of tenure.

Areas which have been used to yield the forage crops for more than five years, and which are not included in the system of crop rotation.

Data availability

Dissemination format and release calendar

News releases


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.

Data on agricultural indicators, crop production and livestock production are available also in monthly bulletins and statistical yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks and monthly bulletins are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Farm Structure Survey (2010, 2013 and 2016) Farm Structure in Latvia 2016 29.03.2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Agriculture of Latvia 2017 30.06.2017
Forestry Forestry in 2015 (only in Latvian) 02.09.2016
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2016 27.06.2016
Forestry Forestry in 2014 (only in Latvian) 01.09.2015
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2015 30.06.2015
Forestry Forestry in 2013 (only in Latvian) 18.08.2014
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2014 25.07.2014
Forestry Forestry in 2012 (only in Latvian) 23.08.2013
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2013 28.06.2013
Forestry Forestry in 2011 (only in Latvian) 30.08.2012
Forestry Forestry in 2010 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2011
Forestry Forestry in 2009 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2010
Forestry Forestry in 2008 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2009


Data are collected, calculated and published in compliance with:

  • Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
  • Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on utilisation of agricultural area are obtained with the help of sample survey.

Data source is CSB statistical report form 2-ls "Crop production".

Target population

Economically active agricultural holdings.

Sample size

Sample has been formed as stratified simple random sampling. Holdings are stratified by their location (NUTS 3), type of farming and economic size.

Year Sample size
2017 3 575
2016 3 763
2015 4 043
2014 3 863
2013 3 712
2012 5 188
2011 5 166
2010 5 173
2009 5 137
2008 5 982

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Extrapolation of the data on the surveyed holdings to all agricultural holdings is based on the number of similar holdings represented by sampled holdings as well as actual response rate in each of the survey territories.

Data revision

Published data are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data on utilisation of agricultural area are comparable since 1990.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) on its homepage publishes information on agriculture in the EU and on every country separately. This information can be found in the section: Statistics/ Agriculture and fisheries/ Agriculture.


Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Anita Raubena 67366977 departamenta direktora vietnieks

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Sown area, harvested production and average yield of agricultural crops

Use of fertilizers and chalking of soil

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero