Published on: 13 June 2018

Agricultural producer prices up by 1.2%

Agricultural producer prices were up by 1.2% in April 2018 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, which was made up of an increase of 3.1% in the price of crop products and a decrease of 2.4% in the price of live animals and animal products.

In April 2018 compared to April 2017:

Cereals prices were up by 11%.

The price of vegetables was 8.7% and that of potatoes 25% lower. Concerning the latter product, it was the procurement price that decreased significantly, due to a growth in procurement in food (processing) industry. Its market price was cut to a lower extent.

The price of live animals was reduced by 5.2%, that of animal products was up by 3.9%.

The price of pigs for slaughter was cut by 14%.

Milk prices were 1.1% and eggs prices 10% higher, which latter lessened by 7 percentage points compared to the increase measured in the previous month.

In January–April 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year:

Agricultural producer prices rose by 1.1%, within which the price of crop products by 1.2% and that of live animals and animal products by 0.9%.

The price of pigs for slaughter went down by 8.9%. The procurement price increased in the first three months of the year, following which, however, it turned into a decrease again in April.