Scotland plots fruit value to economy

New figures published by the Scottish Government show the rapid growth in value of the soft fruit sector to Scotland's economy over the last decade.

By using the Total Income From Farming measure, the value of fruit growing - principally soft fruit - has risen from an inflation-adjusted £27.3m in 2002 to an estimated £94.4m in 2011. This represents a 246 per cent increase.

The value of vegetable output also grew by more than 50 per cent over the same time, from an adjusted £71.7m to £108.9m. Potato output went from 158.6 million to 209.6 million, broadly in line with the overall rise in the value of agricultural output, net of subsidies, over the period.

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