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20 November 2012

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


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Agricultural Price Indices

Agricultural output price index up 1.9% in September 2012

The agricultural output price index increased by 1.9% in September 2012 compared with August 2012. The agricultural input price index increased by 1.3% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index increased by 0.4% in September 2012. See Tables 1, 2 and graph.

On an annual basis, the agricultural output price index in September 2012 was 5.6% higher than in September 2011. The agricultural input price index was up 6.9% in September 2012 compared with September 2011.

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

  • Potatoes (incl. seeds), cereals (incl. seeds), poultry, eggs, pigs, cattle and sheep prices increased by 171.0%, 30.2%, 16.3%, 16.0%, 13.3%, 7.7% and 3.2% respectively, while the price of milk decreased by 10.5%.
  • Feeding stuffs, energy and fertiliser prices increased by 12.0%, 10.6% and 2.1% respectively.
Unadjusted for Seasonal Factors
Output Input Terms of trade
Base year 2005 = 100
August 2012 132.6 136.6 97.1
September 2012 135.0 138.4 97.5
Percentage change 1.9% 1.3% 0.4%

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