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21 January 2013

Irish CSO - Agricultural Price Indices November 2012Irish CSO - Agricultural Price Indices November 2012


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Agricultural Output Price Index up 1.6% in November 2012

The agricultural output price index increased by 1.6% in November 2012 compared with October 2012. The agricultural input price index increased by 0.1% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index increased by 1.6% in November 2012. See Tables 1, 2 and graph.

On an annual basis, the agricultural output price index in November 2012 was 2.6% higher than in November 2011. The agricultural input price index was up 8.1% in November 2012 compared with November 2011.

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

  • Potatoes (incl. seeds), cereals (incl. seeds), pigs, eggs and cattle prices increased by 192.9%, 30.2%, 17.7%, 16.7% and 0.5% respectively, while sheep and milk prices decreased by 9.0% and 7.7%. See Table 1.
  • Feeding stuffs, energy and fertiliser prices increased by 16.4%, 6.9% and 1.5% respectively. See Table 2.

Agricultural Price Indices Unadjusted

Unadjusted for Seasonal Factors
Output Input Terms of Trade
Base year 2005 = 100
October 2012 136.7 139.6 97.9
November 2012 139.0 139.7 99.5
Percentage change 1.6% 0.1% 1.6%

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