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Used agricultural area (UAA). By type of tenancy Catalonia
Owned Leased Crop share Others (1) Total
2016 663,227 333,746 : 118,394 1,115,367
2013 665,746 333,655 : 125,867 1,125,268
2009 659,635 352,985 : 134,913 1,147,532
2007 756,929 347,453 38,929 23,232 1,166,543
2005 721,820 353,720 41,708 44,982 1,162,230
2003 742,577 345,935 41,689 18,299 1,148,501
1999 761,407 279,105 : 112,925 1,153,437
1997 815,290 204,224 108,512 12,455 1,140,480
1995 807,538 188,221 85,990 20,294 1,102,043
Units: Hectares.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Survey on Farm Structure of INE.
- (1) The years 1999, 2009, 2013 and 2016 include Crop Share.
- The 1999 data has been adapted to the population researched in the Agricultural Census 2009 in order to assist with comparability.

Last update: February 28, 2018.

Statistics EXPAGR

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Type of tenancy
Legal manner in which the title-holder acts in order to agriculturally exploit the land. The most usual forms are: ownership, leasing, crop share and others.
Type of tenancy. Others
Includes land used by free transfer, in trust, in litigation, common land, etc.
Type of tenancy. Lease
The title-holder enjoys profits from the land through payment of a lease or rent, be that in money, kind or both methods, regardless of the results of the operation.
Type of tenancy. Crop share
Land owned by third parties that is temporarily ceded to the title holder through payment of a percentage of the product obtained or its monetary equivalent.
Type of tenancy. Ownership
The title-holder has ownership rights, either written or not; ownership is also considered when the land has been peacefully exploited by the title-holder without interruption for a minimum of thirty years, without payment of rent. Includes usufruct land.
Agricultural surface
Constitutes the land used for agricultural, forestry or other purposes.
Used agricultural area (UAA)
Includes surfaces of cultivated land and permanent pasture.

Methodological aspects

Agricultural statistics are generated within the framework of the EU programme on surveys on farm structure conducted by all EU members in order have up-to-date, comparable information on the member states, with the purpose of being used a basic tool for designing the Common Agricultural Policy. This programme establishes that an Agricultural Census shall be performed every ten years and sample-based surveys in the intervening years. For the cycle that starts with the Agricultural census 2009, two triennial surveys are established.

In these censuses, which are exhaustive, all the existing farms are researched, which from 2009, must comply with certain minimum criteria, while in the Surveys on Farm Structure the population studied complies with some less broad minimum criteria and the data is selected by sampling.

The introduction of these methodological changes with respect to previous editions means that the data is not directly comparable.

What is more, the census questionnaire also includes an additional sheet through which information of interest to the Catalan agricultural sector can be gathered.

Between 1989 and 2007, these statistical operations were conducted by Idescat with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, Food and the Environment.

In 2009, the INE became the responsible body for the Agricultural census for Spain as a whole and in Catalonia it works in collaboration with Idescat and the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing, Food and the Environment, in accordance with the corresponding collaboration agreements.

The Survey on Farm Structure shows the biennial data series for intercensal periods up to 2007. The series will be triennial from 2013 onwards. From 2013 onwards, the thematic sections will include a section on Rural Development and another on Standard Production, which substitutes the processing of economic data on operations which was based on the gross margin until 2007.

Furthermore, in conjunction with DARP, Idescat has generated a variety of informative documents setting out the main results of the Agricultural Census and the Survey on Farm Structure, prior to 2009. The document devoted to the Agricultural Census contains a compilation of the main variables and compares them with the corresponding previous censuses, pointing out and commenting on the basic factors in their evolution in the intervening period.

The documents devoted to Survey on Farm Structure provide data on the main variables in this survey and compare them with the universe of reference of the corresponding Agricultural Census.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".