Producer prices and price indices in agriculture in 2005

24.03.2006

Producer prices and price indices in agriculture continue to rise, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Compared to 2004, producer prices in agriculture in 2005 increased by 13.1% (8.6% in crop farming and 15.7% in livestock farming).

In 2005, the increase in the overall price level in crop farming was mainly due to the following price increases: 3.0 percentage points for sugar beet, 2.1 percentage points for vegetables, 6.4 percentage points for potatoes and 0.3 percentage points for fruit and berries. The fall in the prices of cereals had a lowering impact on the price level in crop farming (by 4.0 percentage points).

The overall price levels of livestock products in 2005 were raised by the following increases: 6.2 percentage points for beef and poultry meat, 9.2 percentage points for milk and 0.3 percentage points for eggs.

Producer prices of the main agricultural products

(LVL per ton)

 

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Wheat

59.14

59.58

63.10

67.91

61.56

Rye

53.19

58.12

59.15

60.77

52.94

Barley

52.02

53.10

56.73

61.47

57.64

Rape

117.62

123.28

140.33

134.22

126.12

Sugar beet

19.66

19.54

20.05

29.96

35.16

Potatoes for human consumption

43.37

62.56

38.60

44.71

62.96

Vegetables

339.02

340.22

416.68

415.18

508.52

Fruits and  berries

53.94

58.13

70.51

184.48

120.51

 Meat (live weight):

beef

462.64

417.22

300.92

351.07

487.70

pork

766.81

612.77

626.85

698.15

741.60

sheep and goat meat

530.10

524.30

532.60

652.50

703.60

poultry meat

610.90

626.20

772.90

793.80

865.00

Milk

95.52

94.09

96.09

131.06

155.20

Eggs   LVL per 100 pieces

3.67

3.16

3.63

3.57

3.67


Producer price indices in agriculture

(% of 2000) 

 

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Total for agriculture

108.6

106.7

104.7

124.1

140.3

Crop products

102.1

111.6

106.4

122.8

133.4

Cereals

95.0

96.0

102.1

109.1

99.2

Rape

113.5

119.0

135.4

129.5

121.7

Sugar beet

94.2

93.7

96.1

143.6

168.6

Vegetables

98.4

97.4

118.4

125.2

146.4

Potatoes

136.9

198.2

121.7

142.2

199.4

Fruit and berries

85.9

116.3

85.3

166.9

181.4

Livestock products

112.6

103.4

103.6

124.9

144.5

Cattle and poultry

122.4

106.0

99.3

110.6

129.3

Milk

109.6

107.9

110.3

150.3

178.0

Eggs

103.4

89.0

102.3

100.6

103.4


The weights used for the calculation of producer price indices were derived from the breakdown value of agricultural output in 2000, according to the structure of the products manufactured.

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