Overall producer prices of agricultural products decreased in SeptemberIndices of agricultural prices - September 2013

In september 2013, overall production prices of agricultural products decreased by 1.7 % compared to August ; over one year they went down by 5.0 %.

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No 255
Paru le : 31/10/2013

In september 2013, overall production prices of agricultural products decreased by 1.7 % compared to August ; over one year they went down by 5.0 %.

Cereal prices continued to drop in September (–1.0 %). The very significant crop in united-States weighed on the prices. The global availability of wheat, which was heightened by significant crops in the Northern hemisphere, allowed to satisfy the sustained demand ; still, wheat price slightly went up.

cereal – Production prices of cereals

Oleaginous prices rose this month (+1.6 %). Sunflower became more expensive : the supply was getting lower as the harvests were to occur lately in Europe.

Potatoes prices stayed at a high level as the trading campaign was beginning, increasing by 5.2% over one year. The crop in North-Western Europe would only slightly rise as a result of the tumble in yields in Germany.

Wine prices slightly went up in September compared to August (+0.9 %), but stayed at a high level year-over-year (+14.4%). The prices for some PDO wines were sustained by the export demand. The less significant crop last autumn explained the rise of other wines prices over a year.

Fresh fruits prices rose year-over-year (+5.0 %). Apple prices increased, as early varieties sold well through exportations. Plum and grape prices were high, due to past bad weather which had affected the production. Consumers turned aside a little from pears, which ended up in competition with summer fruits still present this month.

vegetable – Production prices of fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables prices decreased year-over-year (–9.6 %). The melons, delayed by a dull spring, abounded while the demand slumped. The seasonal decrease in the demand was marked as well this year for tomatoes. On the other hand, the lettuces and the cucumbers were easily traded because they were less numerous than last year.

pig – Production prices of big cattle and pigs

On a seasonally adjusted basis, animals prices dipped in September (-0.4 %). Prices of big cattle stagnated over one year due to a limited supply, which balanced a sluggish demand. Conversely, sheep prices inceased over the same period : the cut in the French livestock and the demand from North Africa backed the prices up.

Eggs prices picked up this month (+17.3%), due to an augmented exportation demand.

Tab1 – Indices of producer prices of agricultural products (IPPAP)

base year 2010
Indices of producer prices of agricultural products (IPPAP)
Variation as % over
weights Sept 2013 a month 3 month a year
raw Seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 118.7 –1.7 –4.3 –5.0
excluding fruits and vegetables 900 120.6 –1.4 –3.6 –5.2
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 502 117.5 –2.7 –6.8 –11.7
Cereals 190 114.8 –1.0 –9.8 –27.5
of which soft wheat 113 112.5 +1.0 –8.1 –28.8
grain maize 42 110.3 –6.2 –17.5 –27.9
Potatoes 26 181.0 /// /// +5.2
Wines 171 119.6 +0.9 +1.5 +14.4
Protected designation of origine 135 119.0 +0.8 +2.4 +13.2
other wines 36 121.9 +1.1 –1.5 +19.0
Oleaginous 49 98.1 +1.6 –19.0 –29.3
Horticultural products 31 105.5 –1.5 –0.1 +1.1
Other crop products 34 112.2 –3.9 –4.4 –7.5
Fruits and vegetables (1) 100 99.9 /// /// –3.2
Fresh vegetables 51 88.5 /// /// –9.6
Fresh fruits 41 115.2 /// /// +5.0
Animal output 398 124.7 +0.2 +0.7 +3.9
Animals 234 127.1 –0.4 –0.3 +0.3
of which large cattle 96 128.2 –1.3 –4.5 +0.3
calves 26 106.4 +1.4 –1.0 0.0
pigs 54 143.1 +1.1 +8.5 –1.2
sheep 10 121.1 –1.7 +3.5 +10.0
poultry 44 119.4 –1.3 –2.2 –0.1
of which chicken 18 120.9 –1.3 –2.2 –0.5
Milk 149 122.3 0.0 +1.2 +15.3
of which cow milk (2) 139 123.5 0.0 +1.2 +16.1
Eggs 15 109.9 +17.3 +14.7 –28.7
  • (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 from August
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

Purchase prices of the means of agricultural production decreased in September.

The prices of intermediate consumptions continued to dip in September (-0.8 %). Fertilisers and food for animals prices kept dropping, showing decreases by 9.3 % and 5.1 %. Investment prices rose (+0.7 %), as material for harvesting became more expensive.

means – Purchase prices of the means of agricultural products

Tab2 – Indices of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production (IPAMPA)

Base year 2010
Indices of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production (IPAMPA)
weights Sept. 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 month a year
Total input 1000 113.5 –0.4 –1.3 –1.6
Intermediate consumptions 755 115.8 –0.8 –1.9 –2.6
Energy (1) 102 121.0 +0.2 +2.6 –3.4
Seeds 67 108.4 +0.2 +0.2 +3.8
Fertilisers and soil improvers 100 117.4 –1.5 –4.9 –9.3
Plant protection products 83 101.3 +0.2 +0.5 +0.3
Animal feed 211 128.4 –2.0 –5.1 –5.1
Veterinary expenses 50 109.5 +0.2 +0.7 +3.3
Small equipment and tools 16 108.9 –0.5 –0.2 +2.3
Maintenance of materials 65 108.9 0.0 +0.2 +2.4
Maintenance of buildings 9 106.7 +0.1 –0.3 +0.9
Other goods and services 52 102.2 –0.1 +0.1 +0.5
Goods and services contributing to investment 245 106.5 +0.7 +0.5 +2.3
Material 193 106.6 +0.9 +1.1 +3.0
Tractors 82 105.8 +0.3 +0.2 +1.9
Machinery and plant for cultivation 37 106.7 +0.4 +1.4 +4.5
Machinery and plant for harvesting 43 109.7 +3.2 +3.2 +5.6
Utility vehicles 19 103.1 +0.1 +0.3 +0.7
Total input 52 106.4 –0.3 –1.5 –0.4
  • (1) The repayment of the domestic tax on energy products (TICPE) benefiting farmers has been applied in advance for the year 2013
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture