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Head of livestock. By species Catalonia
Bovine Ovine Caprine Swine Equine Poultry Mother rabbits Bees (1)
2016 570,935 599,730 72,776 6,564,718 20,981 43,032,805 362,071 29,737
2013 545,350 579,825 71,151 6,705,208 20,141 44,734,669 336,382 37,636
2009 544,135 600,082 71,748 6,742,638 19,352 43,890,563 335,054 39,389
2007 476,975 621,493 74,179 6,422,889 15,879 39,436,718 349,494 18,921
2005 532,708 687,312 75,137 6,522,814 13,259 40,786,700 320,111 18,955
2003 595,968 710,710 75,017 6,173,188 12,854 42,640,336 376,769 18,158
1999 690,852 870,366 72,162 6,019,399 14,295 51,126,511 397,270 29,399
1997 690,010 912,067 51,049 5,050,333 21,968 37,341,716 348,885 6,977
1995 668,683 860,401 46,426 4,390,484 15,276 40,105,756 344,495 3,018
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Survey on Farm Structure of INE.
- (1) Number of beehives.
- 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.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Farm Structure (EXPAGR).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Caps de bestiar
Terme utilitzat com a unitat de mesura per comptabilitzar el nombre de bestiar (per exemple, nombre de caps de bovins), excepte per als ruscos, per als quals es fa servir el mot unitat.

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 "..".