Overall producer prices of agricultural products were almost stable in DecemberIndices of agricultural prices - December 2013

In Decembre 2013, overall producer prices of agricultural products were almost unchanged (+0.1 %) ; they dropped by 5.4 % over one year.

In Decembre 2013, overall producer prices of agricultural products were almost unchanged (+0.1 %) ; they dropped by 5.4 % over one year.

Cereal prices rose slightly in December (+0.8 %). The exportations were significant toward geographically close countries (Mediterranean area and Northern Europe) and therefore sustained French wheat and French maïze prices. However this increase was contained due to the global competition related to an abundant supply.

cereal – Producer prices of cereals

Oleaginous prices decreased in December (-1.5 %). The record harvest of rape in Canada weighed on prices.

Overall wine prices increased by 9.2 % over one year (and by 15.8 % for PDO wines). Bad weather conditions during the flowering period and the crops lessened the yields during the last campaign of production.

Potato prices noticeably decreased compared to last year (-10.7 %), although remaining at a high level. The crop in North-Western Europe rose only slightly as a result of the tumble in yields in Germany.

Fresh fruits prices dropped year-over-year (–16.1 %). Apple and pear prices decreased as their production rose sharply this year.

vegetable – Producer prices of fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables prices decreased year-over-year (4.2 %), noticeably these of lamb’s lettuces and leeks. Quite high temperatures benefited the growth of these vegetables. But this balmy weather diverted the consumers a little bit from leek, a vegetable which is more consumed during cold period. Conversely, prices of chicories and carrots increased as a result of a slight deficit in supply.

pig – Producer prices of pigs and large cattle

On a seasonally adjusted basis, animal prices dipped in December (-0.4 %). Big cattle and calve prices were almost stable over one year; the slaughters were gradually reduced to balance a dull demand. Pigs prices dropped by nearly 10% over three months due to a huge European supply. Eggs prices kept rallying (+1.0 %), further to the over-production period during the spring and the summer 2013.

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

Base year 2010
Indices of producer prices of agricultural products (IPPAP)
Variation as % over
weights Dec. 2013 a month weights Dec. 2013
raw Seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 118.4 +0.1 +1.8 –5.4
excluding fruits and vegetables 900 120.3 +0.2 +1.9 –5.1
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 503 122.1 +0.6 +3.6 –10.2
Cereals 188 120.6 +0.8 +5.2 –22.4
of which soft wheat 112 123.7 +1.2 +9.9 –20.0
grain maize 41 107.4 +1.0 –2.6 –29.4
Potatoes 26 166.3 /// /// –10.7
Wines 177 126.4 +1.7 +5.9 +9.2
Protected designation of origin 84 135.9 +2.6 +9.2 +15.8
other wines 23 126.7 +2.4 +7.4 +5.7
Oleaginous 49 99.8 –1.5 +1.7 –23.3
Horticultural products 30 111.4 –1.4 –0.9 –0.7
Other crop products 33 114.6 –0.2 +2.4 –4.6
Fruits and vegetables (1) 100 100.3 /// /// –9.1
Fresh vegetables 53 90.2 /// /// –4.2
Fresh fruits 35 113.4 /// /// –16.1
Animal output 397 118.2 –0.2 –0.1 +2.5
Animals 235 118.8 –0.4 –4.3 –2.0
of which large cattle 96 123.1 –0.3 –3.4 –1.5
calves 26 110.3 +1.0 +3.7 +0.1
pigs 54 117.9 –0.4 –9.9 –3.2
sheep 10 120.4 –1.5 –5.3 +9.3
poultry 46 115.6 –1.1 –3.1 –5.5
of which chicken 28 116.6 –1.4 –3.5 –5.4
Milk 147 116.8 0.0 +6.2 +16.7
of which cow milk (2) 137 116.9 0.0 +6.6 +17.4
Eggs 15 122.6 +1.0 +12.7 –28.6
  • (1) Including vegetables for industry.
  • (2)The price for December is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price from November
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (ministry of agriculture)

Purchase prices of the means of agricultural production dipped in December.

The prices of intermediate consumptions and investments were quite stable (-0.1 %). Prices of fertilisers and of animal feed sharply went back, by more than 10 % over one year.

means – Purchase price of the means of agricultural production

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 Dec. 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 months a year
Total input 1000 112.3 –0.1 –0.9 –3.2
Intermediate consumptions 764 114.3 –0.1 –1.3 –4.4
Energy (1) 100 120.0 +0.7 –1.4 +0.3
Seeds 57 108.8 +0.2 +0.4 +2.5
Fertilisers and soil improvers 92 112.6 –0.6 –3.9 –13.2
Plant protection products 78 100.7 –0.8 –0.5 +0.7
Animal feed 205 125.6 –0.1 –2.3 –9.9
Veterinary expenses 43 109.8 –0.1 +0.2 +3.3
Small equipment and tools 17 109.2 –0.7 –0.1 +1.0
Maintenance of materials 67 109.2 +0.1 +0.3 +2.3
Maintenance of buildings 9 106.8 0.0 +0.1 +0.5
Other goods and services 97 101.5 +0.1 +0.1 –0.9
Goods and services contributing to investment 236 106.3 –0.1 +0.6 +1.1
Material 186 106.4 –0.1 +0.8 +1.7
Tractors 79 107.2 0.0 +2.1 +1.8
Machinery and plant for cultivation 36 106.4 +0.2 +0.2 +2.8
Machinery and plant for harvesting 42 106.6 –0.7 –0.5 +1.2
Utility vehicles 18 103.1 –0.1 –0.1 +0.2
Total input 50 106.0 –0.2 –0.4 –1.0
  • (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