Annual producer prices of agricultural goods dropped by 4.9%

30.04.2014

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, in 2013 as compared to 2012 producer prices in agriculture dropped by 4.9% due to the decrease of crop producer prices.

In comparison with 2012, prices of crop products in 2013 dropped by 12.7%, of which prices of grain – by 14.4%, of rape – by 21.4%, of vegetables – by 13.3%, while prices of fruit and berries – by 30.9%.

The average purchase prices of grain declined by almost EUR 30  from EUR 207.20 per ton in 2012 to EUR 177.30 per ton in 2013 or by 14.4%, of which the prices of wheat – from EUR 211.62 to EUR 183.01 per ton or by 13.5%; of rye – from EUR 177.72 to EUR 149.60 per ton or by 15.8%%; of barley – from EUR 197.86 to EUR 161.20 per ton or by 18.5%.

Producer prices of crop production, EUR per 1 ton

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

The average purchase price of potatoes in 2013 grew by EUR 25.35 per ton or by 19.3% and reached EUR 157 per ton.

Producer prices of livestock products witnessed a rise of 3.7%, as compared to the previous year. It was due to the increase in producer prices of pork (2.1%), of mutton and goat meat (10.1%) and of poultry meat (9.4%), despite the price drop of beef (9.1%) and eggs (13.2%).

Producer prices of livestock production, EUR per 1 ton 

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Producer prices of main agricultural products, EUR per 1 ton

 

2012

2013

2013 compared to 2012, %

Wheat

211.62

183.01

86.5

Rye

177.72

149.60

84.2

Barley

197.86

161.20

81.5

Rape

447.17

351.36

78.6

Potatoes

131.69

157.04

119.3

Vegetables

456.12

395.44

86.7

Fruits and berries

560.75

387.66

69.1

Meat (slaughter weight):

 

 

 

 

beef

2093.81

1903.99

90.9

 

pork

1628.14

1662.95

102.1

 

sheep, goats

2798.33

3081.95

110.1

 

poultry

1661.67

1818.67

109.4

Milk

271.43

305.31

112.5

Eggs, EUR  per 100 pieces

8.20

7.11

86.8

More information:
Agricultural Statistics Section
Anna Komara
tel. +37167366871