Market Survey
Agricultural Land

2011

Established 25 years ago, this year Savills Rural Research is celebrating a significant milestone. Since then, farmland values have increased significantly and there seems little to hinder their performance in the near future.

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Strong demand in agricultural land

 

2010, which marks a significant milestone for Savills Rural Research, was a year of highs and lows.

 
 
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View into 2012

 

Strong demand for good quality commercial farms despite limited value growth across Great Britain.

 
 
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Profile of buyers

 

The types of buyers of farmland have been changing, as have their reasons for buying.

 
 
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A move to investment sales

 

There has been little change in the main types of sellers of farmland, but the primary reasons for selling have shifted towards more investment linked sales.

 
 
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Investment performance of farmland

 

Farmland has recently proved to be a recession proof investment.

 
 
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Values across the market

 

Farmland values continue to rise steadily, though with clear regional variations.

 
 
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Regional variation in supply

 

Despite an increase in the volume of publicly marketed farmland, supply remains tight.

 
 
 

Key contacts

Yolande Barnes

Yolande Barnes

Director
World Research

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7409 8899

 

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