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24 February 2014

Irish CSO Reports: Output, Input and Income in Agriculture - Preliminary Estimate 2013Irish CSO Reports: Output, Input and Income in Agriculture - Preliminary Estimate 2013

Agricultural operating surplus is estimated to have increased by 0.3% in 2013.
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The CSO’s second estimate of operating surplus in agriculture in 2013 shows an annual increase of 0.3%. This follows a decrease of 8.5% in 2012. The estimate for 2013 is based on the data currently available for the year. See Table 1.

Comparison of 2013 with 2012 shows the following changes in estimated value:

  • Goods output at producer prices increased by 5.8% or €390.3m.
  • Cattle output increased by 1.2% or €24.9m.
  • Milk output increased by 26.2% or €426.5m.
  • Pigs output increased by 7.2% or €31.6m.
  • Cereals output decreased by 32.4% or €109.2m.
  • Total intermediate consumption increased by 5.1% or €267.8m.
  • Feedingstuffs increased by 12.1% or €174.9m.

The value of subsidies less taxes on production decreased by 7.1% from €1,667.1m in 2012 to €1,548.8m in 2013.

This release updates the Advance Estimate of Output, Input and Income in Agriculture published by the CSO in December 2013.

Final estimates will be published in June 2014.

February 2014

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