Price of cereals stabilized at a high level (–0.5% over one month). The decrease in crop in the Black Sea region, as well as a lack of rain in Australia, kept the price of wheat up. Conversely, the crop of maize in the Northern hemisphere raised the available quantities, leading to a decrease in its price.
Producer price of cereals
Price of oleaginous also remained firm (+0.1 %), due to a high demand for feed oil.
Price of potatoes went up strongly year-over-year (+81.3 %). The new crop was less considerable than last year in North-Western Europe.
Price of wine rose in September (+1.1 %), due to quality wine (+1.9 %).
The producers of seeds, as well as those of tree nursery, raised their annual prices in September.
Price of fresh fruits increased year-over-year (+16.2 %) in September. Peach and plum became more expensive : the quantities put on sale for these were more in line with the demand than last year. The prices of apple and pear noticeably rose as a result of a sharp decrease in production for these two fruits in Europe.
Producer price of fresh vegetables
Price of fresh vegetables rose year-over-year (+16.4 %). Prices of tomato, salad and onion went up due to a decreasing production this season and to a moderate foreign competition for tomato. On the other hand melon did not sell well.
Producer price of pigs and large cattle
On a seasonally adjusted basis, price of animals went up in September (+2.8 %). Price of pigs kept up rising (+10.8%), reflecting a dropping national supply : the lack of profitability in this sector has led to a progressive decline in production for several months. Price of poultry partly reflected the increase in price of chicken feed.
|Base year 2005|
|(1) Including vegetables for industry.|
|(2) The price for September is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price of August.|
|Sources: INSEE - SSP (ministry of agriculture)|
|Variation as % over:|
|weights||September 2012||a month||3 months||a year|
|raw||seasonally adjusted data||raw|
|Agricultural goods output||1000||143.0||+3.6||+7.9||+10.7|
|excluding fruits and vegetables||878||145.7||+2.9||+8.5||+10.3|
|Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables)||417||164.9||+3.7||+14.0||+14.4|
|of which soft wheat||63||260.6||–0.1||+21.2||+30.3|
|Other crop products||43||115.1||+5.0||+9.1||+3.9|
|Fruits and vegetables (1)||122||122.9||///||///||+14.4|
|of which large cattle||108||126.0||–0.4||+3.4||+16.3|
|of which chicken||26||145.7||+3.0||+7.6||+7.0|
|of which cow milk (2)||148||117.3||0.0||–7.0||–9.0|
The price of intermediate consumptions rose over one month (+1.2 %) mainly as a result of higher prices for animal feeding stuffs. Year-over-year, it went up by 4.7 %, due to those same products and energy too. On the other hand, price of investment slightly decreased (–0.3%).
Purchase price of the means of agricultural production
|Base year 2005|
|(1) The repayment of 5 cents per litre of fuel of the domestic tax on energetical products (TICPE) benefiting farmers has been applied in advance for the year 2012|
|Sources : Insee - SSP (ministry of agriculture)|
|weights||September 2012||Variation as % over|
|Goods and services currently consumed in agriculture||758||137.2||+1.2||+4.4||+5.9|
|Fertilisers and soil improvers||92||167.0||+0.5||+1.5||+2.3|
|Plant protection products||77||106.7||–0.3||0.0||+0.1|
|Animal feeding stuffs||189||159.9||+4.3||+10.9||+14.2|
|Small equipment and tools||14||111.9||–0.3||0.0||–0.5|
|Maintenance of materials||56||130.4||0.0||+0.7||+3.6|
|Maintenance of buildings||9||124.0||0.0||–0.2||+1.9|
|Other goods and services||149||112.5||–0.8||–0.4||+0.3|
|Goods and services contributing to investment||242||120.0||–0.3||0.0||+1.2|
|Machinery and plant for cultivation||36||119.7||0.0||+0.2||+1.3|
|Machinery and plant for harvesting||37||116.6||–1.9||–0.6||+0.5|
n° 273 - October 31, 2012
Indices des prix agricoles - September 2012
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