On producer prices and price indices in agriculture in 2006

27.03.2007

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

Compared to 2005, producer prices in agriculture in 2006 increased by 7.7% (12.4% in crop farming and 5.1% in livestock farming).

In 2006, the increase in the overall price level in crop farming was mainly due to the following price increases: 11.5 percentage points for potatoes, 9.0 percentage points in crop farming, and 1.3 percentage points for fruit and berries.

But in turn the fall in the prices of sugar beet (7.0%) and vegetables (2.5%) had a lowering impact on the price level in crop farming.

The overall price levels of livestock products in 2006 were raised by the following increases: 1.7 percentage points for beef and poultry meat, 2.5 percentage points for milk and 0.4 percentage points for eggs.

Producer prices of the main agricultural products
(LVL per tonn)

2005

2006

Wheat

61.56

77.83

Rye

52.94

66.75

Barley

57.64

66.78

Rape

126.12

162.85

Sugar beets

35.16

22.13

Patatoes

62.96

83.94

Vegetables

508.52

391.75

Fruit and berries

120.51

199.37

Meat (live weight):
    beef

487.66

506.83

    pork

741.60

762.90

    sheep and goat meet

703.60

711.28

    paultry

603.89

668.52

Milk

155.20

162.80

Eggs, LVL per 100 pieces

3.67

3.82

Producer price indices in agriculture
(% of 2000)

2005

2006

Total for agriculture

140.3

151.1

Crop production

133.4

149.9

    Cereals

99.2

122.5

    Rape

121.7

157.1

    Sugar beets

168.6

106.1

    Vegetables

146.4

118.2

    Patatoes

199.4

311.0

    Fruit and berries

181.4

257.4

Livestock products

144.5

151.9

    Cattle and poultry

129.3

135.2

    Milk

178.0

186.7

    Eggs

103.4

107.6

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.

Prepared byAgricultural Statistics section
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