The paper presents basic rates characterizing investment activities of commodity farms in the European Union`s Member States that were FADN participants in 2007-2012. The investment level was assessed based on net and gross investment outlays, per hectare of utilized agricultural area (UAA) and per AWU and value of investment rate. Based on those rates also the EU member states were ranked in terms of the investment activities on farms. The analyses show that in Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg the highest level of those activities was recorded. The lowest rates characterizing investments were recorded in Spain, Romania, Italy and Greece.