The land and property market has been dealt another blow by the coronavirus pandemic, after struggling through Brexit uncertainty and difficult weather conditions.
In the rare event that a large holding comes to the market in Northern Ireland, high demand from non-farming buyers pushes prices to a premium.
Find out what the average price is for arable land and pasture in English and Welsh counties on our land map.
Land remains a strong investment option for farmers and non-farmers alike, as values over the year have been steadfast despite a tumultuous background.
The average price of commercial forestry on the market in the UK rose 23% in the year to September 2019, supported by timber prices, government schemes and investor interest.
The amount of farmland that has come on to the market in 2019 in north-east England is down on the previous year but values have remained broadly stable.
Arable land and smaller farms have dominated a busy market in England in recent years, with values being more variable depending on the year and location.
Farmland values in England and Wales have dipped marginally but are still 10% above the level they achieved five years ago, the latest sector figures show.
Five fully-equipped farms and two blocks of bare land have been put on the open market as part of Staffordshire County Council’s plans to sell off part of its estate.
Farmland values in Britain have shown signs of growth for only the second time since March 2015 and buyers remain active in this property sector, the latest analysis shows.
The number of acres to hit the farmland market in Great Britain so far this year marks the lowest first half supply since the foot-and-mouth crisis of 2001, according to a review by Savills.
Bare agricultural land or smaller blocks of pasture that offer flexibility are selling well in Scotland in the first half of 2019, while hill land with forestry planting potential underpins the market.
Land values have remained stable and demand is still outstripping supply, say agents.
The average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales rose by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year to £7,030, reducing the decline over the past 12 months to just 2%.
Average farmland prices have held steady in the second quarter of 2019, at just under £7,000 per acre, some 5% lower than five years ago but still 50% higher than in 2009, the latest index shows.
Average rural land values remained broadly flat in England and Wales during the first quarter of 2019 but buyers remain cautious due to the delayed Brexit deal.
The average value of bare agricultural land in England fell by 3% to a five-year low of £6,970/acre in 2018.
The 2019 farmland market has seen a busy start in some regions, but there is evidence of sellers playing a waiting game while political uncertainty remains.
Sales figures do not tell the whole story of what happened in the Yorkshire and Humber farmland market last year.
The average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales fell by 3% during 2018 to £6,970 per acre, the first time it has dropped below £7,000 since the end of 2013, the latest index shows.
A sale of pasture that fetched £15,000/acre hints at the level of demand and competition for East Midlands farmland in 2018.
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