Agricultural income in 2013 - first forecasts
Marie-Hélène Blonde, Alexandre Bernaudeau et Claire Lesdos
The agricultural year 2013 is marked, after the leap of 2012, by a strong drop in prices for cereals, oleaginous plant, beans and potatoes, as well as for eggs. Volumes are globally stable, they are clearly reduced for the colza and the durum wheat whereas they progress strongly for eggs. All in all, the value of the agricultural production, including subsidies, decreases in 3,7 % compared with 2012. Meanwhile, charges farmers increase again, mainly because of the price increase of the animal feed and the progress of the used quantities of fertilizer. After three years of increase, the result of the agricultural branch would decline globally. The agricultural employment would besides continue to decrease. According to provisional estimates account of agriculture, agricultural factor income (or net value added at factor cost) per labour unit would be reduced by 16 % in real terms in 2013, after three years of growth. This evolution results from large disparities depending on the orientations of the farms.