Concepts




Farm


A holding on which independent farming can be practised. Farms with a size exceeding 5 hectares are classified as business enterprises. However, only farms that act as employers or pay value added tax on the proceeds from their business activity are entered into the Register of Enterprises and Establishments.



Statistics using the definition

Topic

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 31 December 2006

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

The Farm Register defines a farm as an "active holding" with agricultural production and at least one hectare of arable land in use. A holding with less than one hectare of arable land in use is considered to be a farm for statistical purposes if its economic size is at least 1 European Size Unit (ESU), i.e. 1200 euros.

In agricultural income and tax statistics a farm is defined as a holding which has at least 2 hectares of arable land under cultivation and is held by an individual.

In agricultural business and income statistics a farm is defined as a holding which has at least 2 hectares of cultivated farmland and is taxed under the Farm Income Tax Act.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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