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30 November 2012

Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - 2012 - Preliminary EstimatesIrish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - 2012 - Preliminary Estimates

Agricultural input price index up 4.2% in 2012.
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Agricultural Price Indices
Preliminary Estimates

Preliminary estimates of the agricultural price indices for 2012 show a 4.2% increase in input prices from 2011 levels while output prices are estimated to increase by 3.6%. The terms of trade index is expected to decrease by 0.6%, indicating an unfavourable price movement for farmers in the year.

The projected increase in the input price index of 4.2% is due mainly to increases in energy (8.6%) and feeding stuffs (5.5%).

Comparison of the projected annual 2012 output price sub-indices with the corresponding 2011 values shows the following changes.

  • Cereals price index increased by 16.5%.
  • Cattle price index increased by 11.6%.
  • Cattle price index increased by 11.6%.
Agricultural Price Indices 2012 - Preliminary estimates
 OutputInputTerms of trade
    Base year 2000 = 100  
2011 127.9 129.2 99.0
2012 132.5 134.7 98.4
Percentage change 3.6% 4.2% -0.6%

November 2012

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