Overall producer prices of agricultural products increased in MarchIndices of agricultural prices - March 2013

In March 2013, overall producer prices increased (+0.6 % compared to February) ; over one year they rose by 7.1 %.

Informations rapides
No 106
Paru le : 30/04/2013
Prochaine parution le : 29/09/2017 at 12:00 - August 2017

Foreword : starting from March 2013, the indices of agricultural prices are based on year 2010. They have also been re-referenced to 100 for average year 2010. The new series start in January 2005.

In March 2013, overall producer prices increased (+0.6 % compared to February) ; over one year they rose by 7.1 %.

Cereals prices did not change much this month (–0.4 %). The good forecast of crops of wheat and maize in 2013 weighed slightly on the prices.

cereal – Producer price of cereals

Oleaginous prices showed a slight increase in March (+0.5 %). The cold weather which had been going on slowed the growing of rape, but the demand for grinding stayed moderate. Moreover, problems in Brazil in the supply chain troubled the deliveries of soy.

Potato prices doubled in March compared to the same month last year (+98.6 %), due to a marked shortfall of supply in North-Western Europe.

The wines were more expensive in March (+1.1 %). Over one year their prices surged by more than 10 %. The prices, for some of them with protected designation of origin, were sustained by the export demand. The less significant crop last autumn led to a rise in prices for common wines.

Fresh fruits prices leapt sharply year-over-year (+39.9 %). The price af apple increased by 52 % due to a considerable slump in production in Europe. Kiwi became more expensive too, but less noticeably.

vegetable – Producer price of fresh vegetables

  • Source : SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

The prices of fresh vegetables increased year-over-year (+2.3 %). The late arrival of spring hindered the consumption of salad while it favoured these of leeks and cauliflowers, which are usually more consumed during the cold season. The supply is less abundant this year for onions.

pig – Producer prices of pigs and large cattle

On a seasonally adjusted basis, price of animals increased a little in March (+0.5 %). Prices of big cattle rose due to a decreasing supply. Pig prices showed a more contained increase as a result of the limitation of the export demand. The early calendar for easter celebrations sped up the demand for sheep. Egg prices kept on tumbling, decreasing halfly year-over-year. The strong rebound of supply is the 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 March 2013 a month 3 month a year
raw seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 123.1 +0.6 –1.8 +7.1
excluding fruits and vegetables 907 123.7 +0.2 –2.8 +6.5
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 500 131.2 +0.5 –2.9 +13.3
Cereals 190 143.2 –0.4 –7.9 +10.6
of which soft wheat 113 144.5 –0.5 –6.5 +14.3
grain maize 42 137.1 +0.2 –9.9 +8.6
Potatoes 26 185.9 /// /// +98.6
Wines 171 117.4 +1.1 +1.5 +11.5
Protected designation of origine 134 115.6 +1.1 +1.6 +10.5
other wines 36 124.2 +1.1 +1.2 +15.2
Oleaginous 49 129.1 +0.5 –0.7 +2.1
Horticultural products 31 109.0 +3.0 +4.5 +7.3
Other crop products 34 115.3 –1.4 –1.5 +7.6
Fruits and vegetables (1) 93 117.0 /// /// +14.2
Fresh vegetables 51 110.0 /// /// +2.3
Fresh fruits 34 128.3 /// /// +39.9
Animal output 407 114.5 –0.2 –2.6 –1.9
Animals 244 122.1 +0.5 –0.9 +5.4
of which large cattle 96 123.2 +0.9 –2.2 +4.8
calves 26 114.4 +0.5 +3.7 +4.5
pigs 54 125.2 +0.5 –2.9 +2.2
sheep 10 109.4 +2.6 +1.3 0.0
poultry 54 123.5 –0.4 +1.2 +11.6
of which chicken 28 124.6 –0.1 +2.0 +13.0
Milk 148 101.9 0.0 –0.6 –4.4
of which cow milk (2) 138 102.4 0.0 –0.7 –4.7
Eggs 15 114.5 –13.4 –33.4 –50.1
  • (1) Including vegetables for industry.
  • (2) The price for March is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price from February
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

Purchase prices of the means of agricultural production almost stagnated in March.

Prices of intermediate consumptions dipped in March (–0.3 %) due mainly to the move of energy prices. Prices of investment were almost stable (+0.2 %). Prices for animals feed increased by almost 20 % 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 March 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 month a year
Total input 1000 116.7 –0.2 +0.2 +5.1
Intermediate consumptions 748 119.8 –0.3 +0.1 +5.8
Energy 101 121.0 –1.9 +1.1 –3.0
Seeds 66 108.1 +0.6 +1.8 +4.7
Fertilisers and soil improvers 99 129.9 +0.3 +0.2 +0.6
Plant protection products 83 100.4 +0.6 +0.4 +0.8
Animal feed 209 137.6 –0.7 –1.3 +17.6
Veterinary expenses 50 107.7 0.0 +1.4 +2.3
Small equipment and tools 16 107.5 +0.4 –0.6 +2.8
Maintenance of materials 64 108.1 +0.2 +1.2 +3.5
Maintenance of buildings 8 106.2 0.0 0.0 +0.7
Other goods and services 52 105.4 +0.1 +0.5 +1.7
Goods and services contributing to investment 252 105.4 +0.2 +0.5 +2.5
Material 191 105.3 +0.2 +0.6 +2.7
Tractors 81 106.0 +0.3 +0.7 +2.8
Machinery and plant for cultivation 37 104.8 0.0 +1.0 +3.3
Machinery and plant for harvesting 43 105.5 +0.2 +0.2 +3.1
Utility vehicles 19 102.3 –0.3 –0.6 +0.2
Buildings 61 107.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
  • (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)