Overall producer prices of agricultural products slid in JanuaryIndices of agricultural prices - january 2013

In January, overall producer prices of agricultural products dipped (-0.6 % compared to December) ; over one year they rose by 11.7 %.

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No 51
Paru le : 28/02/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - August 2017

Foreword : The seasonal series of producer price index have been seasonally adjusted including the year 2012.

In January, overall producer prices of agricultural products dipped (-0.6 % compared to December) ; over one year they rose by 11.7 %.

Cereals prices decreased in January (-4.4 %). Several financial operators sold amply at the end of the year and at the beginning of this month, expecting a weak rise in cereals prices in the near future

cereal – Producer price of cereals

Oleaginous prices dropped a little bit this month (–0.6 %) as a result of sunflower prices falling back, the business grinding of this seed being moderate.

Potato prices doubled in January compared to the same month last year (+114.2 %), due to a marked shortfall of supply in North-Western Europe. The bad weather in August spoiled practically a fifth of the crop in England and led as well to a substantial deficit of production in the Netherlands and in Belgium. The dry weather in France during September decreased the yields.

Wine prices did not change much in January (+0.2 %). Common wines, nevertheless, surged by almost 8 % over three months the less significant crop this year having led to a decreasing production.

Price of fresh fruits went up strongly in January year-over-year (+44.5 %). Prices of apple and pear rose respectively by 57 % and 31 %, due to a strong decrease in production in Europe.

vegetable – Producer price of fresh vegetable

Vegetable prices increased year-over-year (+29.5 %). Onion prices picked up since the beginning of its commercial campaign as a result of a decreasing crop. On the demand side, the domestic consumption was sustained for leeks and chicories.

pig – Producer prices of pigs ans large cattle

On a seasonally adjusted basis, price of animals globally increased in January (+1.0 %). Sheep prices dropped on as a result of foreign competition and sluggish demand, falling by almost 6 % over three months Egg prices noticeably decreased as the production bounced back (-16 %).

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

base year : 2005
Indices of producer prices of agricultural products (IPPAP)
Variation as % over
weights Jan 2013 a month 3 month a year
raw seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 142.9 –0.6 +0.2 +11.7
excluding fruits and vegetables 878 144.6 –1.2 –0.1 +9.6
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 417 166.7 –2.0 0.0 +15.4
Cereals 115 230.5 –4.4 –4.3 +19.1
of which soft wheat 63 246.5 –4.5 –4.7 +25.2
grain maize 27 208.5 –4.7 –2.7 +17.3
Potatoes 19 236.0 /// /// +114.2
Wines 161 130.0 +0.2 +4.5 +7.1
quality wines 140 127.0 +0.1 +3.9 +5.9
other wines 21 148.5 +0.7 +7.9 +13.9
Oleaginous 28 217.8 –0.6 –1.4 +7.1
Horticultural products 51 124.8 +0.7 +6.1 +4.4
Other crop products 43 114.9 –0.4 –0.8 +9.8
Fruits and vegetables (1) 122 130.7 /// /// +31.6
Fresh vegetables 61 119.7 /// /// +29.5
Fresh fruits 39 153.6 /// /// +44.5
Animal output 461 124.5 –0.2 –0.1 +3.3
Animals 286 126.3 +1.0 –0.2 +9.2
of which large cattle 108 124.9 +1.0 +1.5 +11.4
calves 29 124.1 +1.3 +3.3 +2.7
pigs 64 114.7 +1.1 –6.3 +9.0
sheep 14 118.0 –2.6 –5.9 –4.8
poultry 59 149.1 +1.3 +2.3 +12.4
of which chicken 26 150.5 +1.7 +2.1 +13.9
Milk 159 115.8 0.0 +1.9 –3.4
of which cow milk (2) 148 116.0 0..0 +2.0 –3.7
Eggs 13 191.0 –16.0 –10.7 –16.7
  • (1) Including vegetables for industry.
  • (2) The price for january is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price from December
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

Purchase price of the means of agricultural production did not move much in January

The prices of intermediate consumptions almost stabilised in January (+0.2 %). Prices of animal feed increased by more than 20 % over one year. Prices of investment were almost stable (+0.1 %).

means – Purchase price of the means of agricultural production

  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

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

Base year : 2005
Indices of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production (IPAMPA)
weights Jan 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 month a year
Total input 1000 134.4 +0.2 +0.4 +5.7
Goods and services currently consumed in agriculture 758 138.6 +0.2 +0.4 +6.8
Energy 84 154.8 +1.8 –0.7 +1.5
Seeds 51 120.5 +0.7 +0.9 +3.7
Fertilisers and soil improvers 92 166.9 –0.4 –0.2 +0.8
Plant protection products 77 104.8 –0.6 –1.6 +0.3
Animal feed 189 164.4 –0.3 +1.2 +22.0
Veterinary expenses 38 120.5 +1.2 +1.3 +3.3
Small equipment and tools 14 113.0 –0.8 +0.4 +2.0
Maintenance of materials 56 131.8 +0.7 +0.9 +3.1
Maintenance of buildings 9 124.5 0.0 0.0 +0.9
Other goods and services 149 113.5 +0.2 +0.7 +1.0
Goods and services contributing to investment 242 121.3 +0.1 +0.5 +1.9
Material 170 119.0 +0.1 +0.8 +2.6
Tractors 71 116.0 +0.3 +1.1 +2.7
Machinery and plant for cultivation 36 121.8 0.0 +1.1 +2.6
Machinery and plant for harvesting 37 120.0 0.0 +0.7 +3.2
Utility vehicles 16 113.6 –0.5 0.0 +0.4
Buildings 72 126.8 0.0 0.0 +0.5
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)