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17 April 2013

Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - February 2013Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - February 2013


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Agricultural Input Price Index up 0.4% in February 2013

The agricultural input price index increased by 0.4% in February 2013 compared with January 2013. The agricultural output price index decreased by 0.3% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index decreased by 0.7% in February 2013.

On an annual basis, the agricultural input price index in February 2013 was 8.7% higher than in February 2012. The agricultural output price index was up 5.2% in February 2013 compared with February 2012.

A further comparison of the February 2013 sub-indices with February 2012 shows that:

  • Feeding stuffs, seeds and energy prices increased by 21.5%, 8.7% and 3.1% respectively.
  • Potatoes (incl. seeds), cereals (incl. seeds) and pigs prices increased by 189.0%, 30.2% and 15.7% respectively, while sheep prices decreased by 14.8%.

Agricultural Price Indices

April 2013

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