This article is divided into four parts; the first is concerned with the methodology of evaluation of the type of technical development and its objectives. Another part will evaluate the type of technical development in the national economy as a whole in the period 1995–1999. The main indicators are fund efficiency, productivity of labour and the technical specifications of work. The third part of the contribution will deal with an evaluation of these indicators in the selected sector of the economy, namely in the farms which are obliged to make public their income statements in the business bulletin. The last part, considered from the perspective of the type of technical development will be a farm sample, divided according to size into two groups - production and marginal area. This sample will be considered for the years 1997–2000. Finally a total evaluation of the present development of single monitored groups and an inter group comparison will be carried out.
marginal areas, production areas, fund efficiency, productivity of labour, average registration number of labourers, operation, average state of tangible assets, technical specifications of work