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19 December 2012

Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - October 2012Irish CSO: Agricultural Price Indices - October 2012

The agricultural output price index increased by 1.2% in October 2012 compared with September 2012.
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Agricultural Price Indices
Unadjusted

Agricultural Output Price Index up 1.2% in October 2012

The agricultural output price index increased by 1.2% in October 2012 compared with September 2012. The agricultural input price index increased by 0.9% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index increased by 0.3% in October 2012.

On an annual basis, the agricultural output price index in October 2012 was 5.8% higher than in October 2011. The agricultural input price index was up 7.9% in October 2012 compared with October 2011.

A further comparison of the October 2012 sub-indices with October 2011 shows that:

  • Potatoes (incl. seeds), cereals (incl. seeds), pigs, eggs, poultry and cattle prices increased by 148.1%, 30.2%, 17.7%, 16.5%, 14.6% and 5.6% respectively, while milk and sheep prices decreased by 7.5% and 2.5%.
  • Feeding stuffs, energy, seeds and fertiliser prices increased by 15.1%, 9.8%, 8.7% and 1.6% respectively.
Unadjusted for Seasonal Factors
Output Input Terms of trade
Base year 2005 = 100
September 2012 135.1 138.4 97.6
October 2012 136.7 139.6 97.9
Percentage change 1.2% 0.9% 0.3%

December 2012

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