Overall producer prices of agricultural products decreased in JuneIndices of agricultural prices - June 2013

In June 2013, overall producer prices of agricultural products decreased by 1.5 % ; over one year they rose by 6.2 %.

Informations rapides
No 183
Paru le : 31/07/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - August 2017

In June 2013, overall producer prices of agricultural products decreased by 1.5 % ; over one year they rose by 6.2 %.

Cereal prices noticeably decreased in June (–7.5%). Abundant crops of wheat were forecast in the Northern hemisphere and its prices tumbled. Maïze prices slightly recovered despite upward prediction of global production ; french maïze sold well, as a result of the demand coming both from french manufacturers of animal feed and these from North-Europe.

cereal – Production prices of cereals

Oleaginous prices decreased in June (-1.7 %). The good conditions of growing allowed to foresee an abundant crop.

Potatoes prices more than doubled in June compared to the same month last year (+139.9 %), due to a marked shortfall of supply in North-Western Europe.

Wine prices dropped in June (-0.6 %) but jumped over one year (10.7 %). The prices for some PDO wines were sustained by the export demand. The less significant crop last autumn led to a rise in prices for other wines.

Fresh fruits prices increased year-over-year (+14.8 %). Apricots and peaches prices rose : bad weather conditions and a diminishing planted area (mainly for peaches) led to decreasing supplies. On the other hand, cherries decreased : consumers little consumed this fruit with regard to the dull weather in June.

vegetable – Production prices of fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables prices rose year-over-year (+10.6 %). On the supply side, the lack of sun and cool temperatures during June led to a deficit of production for most seasonal vegetables, and their prices increased. On the demand side, the dull weather affected tomatoes consumption whose price slumped despite a decreasing production as well. Conversely, the consumers fell back on leeks, a vegetable which is rather consumed during the cold season.

pig – Production prices of pigs and big cattle

On a seasonally adjusted basis, animals prices increased in June (+1.6 %). Pigs were more expensive due to a reduced European supply this month. Big cattle prices remainded stable further to a lower availability of these beasts. Eggs prices plummeted over one year (-34.7 %) as a consequence of the recovery of the production capacities

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

base year 2010
Indices of producer prices of agricultural products (IPPAP)
Variation as % over
weights June 2013 a month 3 month a year
raw Seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 121.8 –1.5 –2.1 +6.2
excluding fruits and vegetables 900 122.7 –1.3 –1.5 +5.7
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 502 125.4 –3.0 –3.9 +7.2
Cereals 190 127.2 –7.5 –11.2 –3.2
of which soft wheat 113 122.4 –12.1 –15.3 –6.3
grain maize 42 133.7 +1.5 –2.5 +6.7
Potatoes 26 226.9 /// /// +139.9
Wines 171 117.5 –0.6 +0.3 +10.7
Protected designation of origine 135 115.8 –1.1 +0.2 +9.5
other wines 36 123.8 +1.1 +0.7 +14.8
Oleaginous 49 121.1 –1.7 –6.2 –4.9
Horticultural products 31 102.5 –2.2 –4.8 +2.2
Other crop products 34 112.1 +0.1 –2.8 +2.8
Fruits and vegetables (1) 100 112.8 /// /// +11.3
Fresh vegetables 93 107.2 /// /// +10.6
Fresh fruits 41 122.2 /// /// +14.8
Animal output 398 119.3 +1.0 +2.0 +3.8
Animals 234 126.3 +1.6 +1.1 +7.3
of which large cattle 96 133.6 +1.7 +2.3 +8.1
calves 26 107.8 –2.1 –5.9 +0.5
pigs 54 129.1 +4.7 +1.9 +6.7
sheep 10 113.0 +1.4 +10.1 +12.3
poultry 44 123.2 –0.3 –0.2 +9.2
of which chicken 18 125.4 –0.2 +0.1 +10.9
Milk 149 110.7 0.0 +5.5 +3.2
of which cow milk (2) 139 111.8 0.0 +5.9 +3.2
Eggs 15 95.8 –0.6 –16.3 –34.7
  • (1) Including vegetables for industry.
  • (2) The price for June is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price from May
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

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

Prices of intermediate consumptions dipped in June (–0.6 %), while these of investment stagnated. Prices of feed for animals roughly surged by 10 % over one year.

means – Purchase prices 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 June 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 month a year
Total input 1000 115.2 –0.5 –1.1 +3.6
Intermediate consumptions 755 118.3 –0.6 –1.4 +4.2
Energy (1) 102 117.1 0.0 –3.5 +2.0
Seeds 67 108.7 +0.2 +0.4 +4.6
Fertilisers and soil improvers 100 124.2 –3.6 –4.4 –2.6
Plant protection products 83 101.1 –0.1 +0.9 +0.9
Animal feed 211 135.4 –0.4 –1.7 +10.8
Veterinary expenses 50 108.6 +0.1 +0.8 +2.7
Small equipment and tools 16 108.9 +0.4 +0.8 +2.4
Maintenance of materials 73 108.6 +0.2 +0.5 +2.9
Maintenance of buildings 9 107.0 0.0 0.0 +1.2
Other goods and services 52 105.9 0.0 +0.4 +2.0
Goods and services contributing to investment 245 105.7 0.0 –0.2 +1.8
Material 193 105.1 0.0 –0.3 +2.2
Tractors 82 105.5 0.0 –0.7 +1.9
Machinery and plant for cultivation 37 104.4 0.0 –0.5 +2.8
Machinery and plant for harvesting 43 105.8 0.0 +0.3 +2.8
Utility vehicles 19 102.5 0.0 +0.1 0.0
Buildings 52 108.0 0.0 0.0 +0.5
  • (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)