At 131,000 acres, the amount of land publicly marketed across Great Britain during 2014 was the smallest since our records began in 1995. Compare that to the years immediately following the end of World War II, when we know that around 650,000 acres were traded annually in England alone.
Conversely, multifaceted buyer types fuelled strong demand and Savills Farmland Value Survey shows that the average value of prime arable farmland nationally strengthened by 14% to almost £10,000 per acre in 2014. This follows a 12.3% rise in 2013 and a substantial 277% increase in average prime arable values during the past 10 years.
Source : Savills