Published on: 11 December 2017

Average year for agriculture in 2017

The volume of output decreased by 6.1% in agriculture in 2017, the volume of crop products was 8.6% and that of livestock production 3.2% lower than the results in 2016. Decreases were recorded for almost all major products within the crop production sector, with an excellent result in the previous year.

In 2017 compared to the previous year:

The volume of output of crop production was down by nearly 8.6% according to the first preliminary data. The total output of cereals became 16% lower. Maize and barley output fell significantly, wheat output to a lower extent. The volume of sunflower was unchanged, that of rape and soya went down, so the total output of industrial crops was 3.8% lower than in the previous year. The output of forage plants was practically unchanged, while that of horticultural products, fruits and potatoes slightly decreased.

The output of live animals was 4.2% and that of animal products 0.6% less, so the total volume of livestock production was 3.2% lower than a year earlier. Poultry and pig output was reduced, cattle output slightly increased. Out of animal products the output of milk and eggs remained practically unchanged.

The value of output of the agricultural sector (including services and secondary activities) lessened by 2.1% at current basic prices. Along with a 6.1% decrease in volume, prices rose by 4.3%.

The volume of intermediate consumption was practically unchanged, the price index became slightly lower. Out of expenditures the volume of fertilisers and soil improvers was substantially up, but that of energy and lubricants as well as animal feedingstuffs slightly decreased based on first estimates.

Gross value added diminished by 15% at previous year’s prices and by 4.5% at current prices. Labour input in agriculture lessened by 1.9%.

Factor income decreased by 3.9% and entrepreneurial income by over 11%. Real factor income per unit of labour force (indicator “A”) lessened by 4.7%.