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Level of agricultural product prices grew by 1.5 % in 2019

The data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2019, compared to 2018, price index of agricultural output increased by 1.5 %, which was mainly due to the 5 % rise in prices of livestock products. Price index of crop products grew by 0.9 %.

Last year, the average purchase price of meat rose by 8.1 % – from 1 458.78 EUR/t in 2018 to 1 577.46 EUR/t in 2019. The highest rise in livestock production was recorded in pork price – of 18.4 %, reaching 1 608.67 EUR/t, which is the highest price registered since 2014. The average purchase price of poultry rose by 6.6 % – from 1 755.50 EUR/t in 2018 to 1 872.20 EUR/t in 2019. Prices of beef and veal as well as mutton fell by 1.5 % and 4.2 %, respectively. The average purchase price of milk rose by 3.6 % – from 283.37 EUR/t in 2018 to 293.50 EUR/t in 2019. The average purchase price of eggs dropped from 7.15 to 6.89 EUR/100 eggs or by 3.6 %.

Average purchase price of grain fell by 7.3 % – from 168.34 EUR/t in 2018 to 155.97 EUR/t in 2019. The most significant decline was recorded in the average purchase price of barley (of 13.9 %) and rye (13.5 %). Last year, a downward grain price trend was observed on the markets. Upturn was registered in prices of potatoes – of 16.3 % or from 144.20 EUR/t in 2018 to 167.77 EUR/t in 2019. Prices of vegetables and rape seeds grew by 10 % and 4.7 %, respectively.

Prices of main agricultural products
(euros per tonne)

 

2018

2019

Changes, % (2019, compared to 2018)

Grain, total

168.34

155.97

-7.3

wheat

171.69

160.13

-6.7

rye

141.89

122.68

-13.5

barley

161.90

139.42

-13.9

Rape seeds

346.18

362.28

4.7

Pulses

203.96

209.67

2.8

Potatoes

144.20

167.77

16.3

Vegetables

712.64

784.23

10.0

Livestock (slaughter weight)

1 458.78

1 577.46

8.1

cattle

1 940.30

1 911.11

-1.5

pigs

1 358.28

1 608.67

18.4

sheep

3 441.96

3 298.79

-4.2

poultry

1 755.50

1 872.20

6.6

Milk

283.37

293.50

3.6

Eggs, EUR per 100 pieces

7.15

6.89

-3.6

 

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More information on data:
Agricultural Statistics Section

Anna Komara
E-mail:
Anna.Komara@csb.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67366871

 

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