Published on: 12 October 2017

Agricultural producer prices up by 3.2%

Agricultural producer prices were 3.2% higher in August 2017 than in the corresponding period of the previous year, which was made up of increases of 0.6% in the price of crop products and 7.4% in the price of live animals and animal products.

In August 2017 compared to August 2016:

Cereals prices rose by 0.7%, within which the price of wheat went up by 7.9% and that of maize was cut by 3.7%.

The price of fruits rose by 9.8%. Within this, that of apples increased by 22% – partly due to the low base in the same month of the previous year (the producer price of apples was reduced by 11% in August 2016). Industrial apples cost 35 forints per kilogramme, which was an increase of 80%. The price of peaches was lowered by 2.3%.

Vegetables prices were up by 4.9%, the price of white cabbage augmented by 24%, while that of tomatoes was cut by 10%.

The producer price level of live animals rose by 3.1% and that of animal products by 19%.

Milk prices increased by 28% and the price of eggs by 1.1%.

In January–August 2017 compared to the same period of the previous year:

Agricultural producer prices went up by 3.0%. Within this, the price of crop products was reduced by 1.6% and that of live animals and animal products rose by 11%.

Vegetables prices decreased by 1.2%. The price of tomatoes was up by 6.0% in total. A growth was measured for fresh tomatoes, the price of industrial tomatoes fell by 11%.

Potatoes prices were lowered by 8.2%.

The price of pigs for slaughter rose by 19% and milk prices by 26%.