Agricultural Statistics In Flanders About 1800: The statistical material concerning Flanders in the time of emperor Napoleon is extremely abundant, especially in relation to agriculture. Output figures are extremely detailed. Statistics of prices, cattle, areas under culti- vation etc. can also be found. Of course, one should never accept these figures at their face value. The population distrusted any kind of request for information, the study of statistics was still in its infancy and sources of a dubious validity.