On producer prices and price indices in agriculture in 2009

28.04.2010

Compared to 2008 producer price index in agriculture in 2009 has reduced by 21.4%, according to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau.

Total reduction of producer prices in agriculture was influenced by the decrease of producer prices in crop and livestock production.

Compared to 2008 producer prices of crop products in 2009 diminished by 21.1%. Price decrease was observed among all crop products, but the most significant reduction witnessed grain and rape – 30.1% and 30.5%, respectively, and this drop was influenced by the decrease of cereal and rape purchase prices in global markets.

The average purchase prices of grain have reduced from 100.06 LVL per ton in 2008 to 73.25 LVL per ton in 2009 or by 26.8 %, of which the prices of wheat – from 108.76 LVL to 79.75 LVL per ton or by 26.7%, of rye – from 83.79 LVL to 56.02 LVL per ton or by 33.1%, of barley – from 93.01 LVL to 61.95 LVL per ton or by 33.4%.

Compared to 2008 producer prices of potatoes diminished by 17.0%, prices of vegetables reduced by 13.4% (of which of cucumbers – by 4.9%, of tomatoes – by 23.2%), of fruit and berries – by 11.6%.

Producer prices of crop products, LVL per ton 
 


Compared to 2008 producer prices of livestock products in 2009 diminished by 21.6%. It should be noted that total price drop was mainly influenced by the significant reduction of milk purchase prices - by 32.6%, in comparison with 2008. Price decrease witnessed also other main agricultural products – meat of all kinds and eggs.

 Producer prices of livestock products, LVL per ton
 



Producer prices of main agricultural products
(LVL per 1 ton)


2008

2009

2009 as % of 2008

Wheat

108.76

79.75

73.3

Rye

83.79

56.02

66.9

Barley

93.01

61.95

66.6

Rape

244.87

168.92

69.0

Potatoes

99.10

94.88

95.7

Vegetables

394.03

246.24

62.5

Meat (slaughter weight):

beef and veal

1117.73

1057.59

94.6

pork

1177.76

1050.06

89.2

mutton, goats

1759.20

1571.00

89.3

poultry

1352.13

1229.49

90.9

Milk

191.72

129.23

67.4

Eggs, LVL per 100 pieces

5.17

4.75

91.9


 

Prepared by Agricultural Statistics Section
Inita Valaine
Tel. 67366831