Irish CSO Reports
22 March 2013
Agricultural Output Price Index up 2.8% in January 2013
The agricultural output price index increased by 2.8% in January 2013 compared with December 2012. The agricultural input price index increased by 1.1% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index increased by 1.7% in January 2013.
On an annual basis, the agricultural output price index in January 2013 was 4.0% higher than in January 2012. The agricultural input price index was up 8.6% in January 2013 compared with January 2012.
A further comparison of the January 2013 sub-indices with January 2012 shows that:
- Potatoes (incl. seeds), cereals (incl. seeds) and pigs prices increased by 187.7%, 30.2% and 16.9% respectively, while sheep prices decreased by 16.2%.
- Feeding stuffs, seeds and energy prices increased by 21.1%, 8.7% and 2.7% respectively.
Agricultural Price Indices
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