Overall producer prices of agricultural products decreased slightly in AprilIndices of agricultural prices - April 2013

In April 2013 overall producer prices of agricultural products dipped (-0.3 % compared to March) ; over one year they rose by 8.6 %.

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No 127
Paru le : 31/05/2013

In April 2013 overall producer prices of agricultural products dipped (-0.3 % compared to March) ; over one year they rose by 8.6 %.

Cereals prices did not change much in April (-0.2 %). Wheat prices remained at a high level. Bad weather aroused fears regarding the next harvests in Europe and in the United States. On the other hand, maize prices decreased noticeably, due to the high quantities still available in Ukraine and bullish forecasts for the next global crop.

cereal – Producer prices of cereals

Oleaginous prices went down in April (-1.5 %), mainly due to the decrease of sunflower prices, whose supply is abundant.

Potatoes prices doubled in April compared to the same month last year (+133.8 %), due to a marked shortfall of supply in North-Western Europe.

Wines were more expensive in April (+0.7 %). Over one year, their prices surged by nearly 12 %. 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 rose year-over-year (+4.8 %). The price of apple increased by 43 % due to a considerable slump in production in Europe. Conversely, strawberry was 21% less expensive despite a limited production, which was affected by cool temperatures : the dull weather led the consumers to turn aside from this fruit.

vegetable – Producer prices of vegetables

The prices of fresh vegetables increased year-over-year (+15.2 %). On the supply side, the lack of luminosity slowed the greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes, and the cool temperatures slowed the growing of caulifowers ; the onion crop was less abundant than the previous one. On the demand side, the leek consumption benefited from the cool weather; the consumers turned partly away from chicory.

pig – Producer prices of big cattle and pigs

On a seasonally adjusted basis, price of animals increased a little in April (+0.6 %), as a result of a limited number of available animals. Prices of eggs kept on tumbling, having decreased by half over a year due to a strong pick up of the supply, 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 April 2013 a month 3 month a year
raw Seasonally adjusted data raw
Agricultural goods output 1000 122.9 –0.3 –0.3 +8.6
excluding fruits and vegetables 907 123.8 +0.4 –0.6 +8.4
Crop output (excluding fruits and vegetables) 500 131.7 +0.5 –1.0 +13.1
Cereals 190 142.9 –0.2 –5.0 +10.0
of which soft wheat 113 145.9 +0.9 –3.0 +16.1
grain maize 42 133.0 –3.0 –8.3 +2.9
Potatoes 26 207.6 /// /// +133.8
Wines 171 118.0 +0.7 +2.0 +11.8
Protected designation of origine 134 116.4 +0.6 +2.3 +10.9
other wines 36 124.2 +0.9 +1.0 +14.8
Oleaginous 49 127.2 –1.5 –1.2 –3.8
Horticultural products 31 102.1 –5.6 –1.9 +0.9
Other crop products 34 113.8 –1.3 –2.3 +4.9
Fruits and vegetables (1) 93 113.7 /// /// +9.7
Fresh vegetables 51 115.2 /// /// +15.2
Fresh fruits 34 111.6 /// /// +4.8
Animal output 407 114.1 +0.2 0.1 +2.5
Animals 244 125.0 +0.6 +1.1 +9.4
of which large cattle 96 131.0 +0.4 +3.3 +11.3
calves 26 114.1 –0.3 +1.5 +5.6
pigs 54 123.3 +1.7 –2.3 +6.7
sheep 10 115.2 +3.2 +4.8 +5.0
poultry 54 123.7 +0.2 –0.1 +11.7
of which chicken 28 124.9 +0.2 +0.2 +12.9
Milk 148 96.8 0.0 +1.9 –0.5
of which cow milk (2) 138 96.8 0.0 +2.1 –0.7
Eggs 15 107.2 –6.4 –26.0 –47.4
  • (1) Including vegetables for industry.
  • (2) The price for April is not yet known and therefore is estimated by carrying forward the seasonally adjusted price from March
  • Sources: INSEE - SSP (Ministry of Agriculture)

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

Prices of intermediate consumptions dipped in April (–0.5 %) due mainly to the move of energy prices. Prices of investment were almost stable (-0.1 %). Prices for animals feed increased by 15 % 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 April 2013 Variation as % over
a month 3 month a year
Total input 1000 116.0 –0.4 –0.4 +4.2
Intermediate consumptions 755 119.3 –0.5 –0.6 +4.8
Energy 102 117.4 –2.9 –3.0 –5.1
Seeds 67 108.3 0.0 +1.2 +4.6
Fertilisers and soil improvers 100 129.9 –0.1 +0.3 +0.3
Plant protection products 83 101.1 +0.6 +1.5 +1.3
Animal feed 211 136.6 –0.7 –1.9 +15.2
Veterinary expenses 50 108.2 +0.3 +0.7 +2.4
Small equipment and tools 16 108.3 +0.4 +0.7 +3.3
Maintenance of materials 73 108.2 +0.1 +0.6 +3.5
Maintenance of buildings 9 106.9 0.0 0.0 +1.1
Other goods and services 52 105.5 +0.1 +0.2 +1.8
Goods and services contributing to investment 245 105.8 –0.1 +0.5 +2.1
Material 193 105.3 –0.1 +0.6 +2.7
Tractors 82 105.5 –0.7 0.0 +2.2
Machinery and plant for cultivation 37 105.2 0.0 +1.8 +4.0
Machinery and plant for harvesting 43 106.2 +0.7 +0.9 +3.3
Utility vehicles 19 102.6 +0.1 +0.1 +0.2
Buildings 52 107.6 0.0 0.0 +0.1
  • (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)