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Output, Input & Income in Agriculture provides estimates of major items of agricultural accounts, such as livestock, livestock products and crops output, expenditure on feeding stuffs, fertilizers and other items of intermediate consumption, gross and net value added and operating surplus in a calendar year. The estimates are based on the data from a combination of sources including administrative data, industry sources and several surveys conducted by CSO and Teagasc.

The Regional Accounts for Agriculture provide estimates of major accounting items in each of the NUTS 2 regions of Ireland, Border, Midland & West and Southern & Eastern. The results for each region are derived from the State total by using a specific allocator for each output or intermediate consumption item, e.g. livestock numbers for cattle and sheep, number of dairy cows for milk etc.

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X-axis label201020112012201320142015
Goods Output5.5136.2526.5427.3466.9697.132
Intermediate Consumption4.4334.7075.0545.675.125.026
Net Subsidies1.6411.8211.6541.5171.4921.319
Operating Surplus1.8412.5162.282.3562.4412.51
Show Table: 22.1 Output, Input and Income in Agriculture

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Agricultural goods output at producer prices in 2015 has amounted to €7,131.9m, and was €163.1m or 2.3% higher than in 2014.  By far the major items, cattle (33.2%) and milk (26.2%) accounted for 59.4% of the total.  The cost of farm inputs (intermediate consumption) decreased in 2015 by 1.8% to reach €5,026.4m.  Feeding stuffs (26.2%) and fertilsers (11.2%) accounted for 37.4% of this figure.

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22.2 Border, Midland and Western Regional Agricultural Accounts
€m
 Estimated Value (at current prices)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
           
Livestock999.6 1,173.9 1,350.7 1,369.3 1,335.0 1,508.9
of which:           
  cattle633.9 756.7 887.6 895.7 831.7 984.7
  pigs161.5 189.9 211.1 224.9 225.3 228.0
  sheep90.7 104.2 111.6 110.3 126.2 135.1
           
Livestock products322.4 386.2 353.1 435.6 451.1 415.1
of which:          
  milk295.8 350.2 312.1 400.5 417.1 375.2
           
Crops598.5 600.8 634.3 741.8 613.7 608.2
of which:          
  cereals37.9 56.1 68.4 56.5 55.2 52.4
  root crops30.4 20.6 26.3 43.3 23.5 28.4
  forage plants397.9 386.9 391.1 510.8 392.6 380.2
           
Goods output at producer prices1,920.5 2,160.9 2,338.2 2,546.6 2,399.7 2,532.2
Contract work114.5 123.0 110.4 123.2 118.0 116.9
Subsidies on products less taxes on products3.0 2.8 -1.4 -12.1 -4.3 -10.2
           
Agricultural output at basic prices2,038.0 2,286.8 2,447.2 2,657.7 2,513.3 2,638.9
           
Intermediate consumption1,689.2 1,815.3 1,889.9 2,122.3 1,875.0 1,905.1
of which:          
  feedingstuffs429.2 496.9 604.4 656.0 551.2 564.1
  fertilisers152.5 161.6 145.8 189.9 166.9 175.4
  energy and lubricants145.6 171.0 173.5 174.7 174.7 167.5
  forage plants396.2 384.9 390.4 508.0 390.6 379.0
  contract work114.5 123.0 110.4 123.2 118.0 116.9
           
Gross value added at basic prices348.8 471.5 557.3 535.4 638.4 733.8
Fixed capital consumption277.2 283.1 269.2 268.3 282.7 282.3
           
Net value added at basic prices71.6 188.4 288.1 267.1 355.7 451.5
Other subsidies less taxes on production744.0 784.8 737.2 689.9 676.2 628.7
           
Factor income815.7 973.2 1,025.4 957.0 1,031.8 1,080.2
Compensation of employees203.6 208.3 205.1 212.1 214.0 211.1
           
Operating surplus612.0 764.9 820.3 744.9 817.8 869.1
Source: CSO 

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In 2015 the Border, Midlands and Western region accounted for 49.5% of the national pig output and for 55.8% of the national sheep output. Net subsidies (subsidies less taxes) comprised 71.2% of operating surplus (farm income). This ratio compares with 82.2% in 2014 and 91.0% in 2013.

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22.3 Southern and Eastern Regional Agricultural Accounts
€m
 Estimated Value (at current prices)
 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
          
Livestock1,260.0 1,470.9 1,714.2 1,778.3 1,735.1 1,948.4
of which:           
  cattle868.4 1,038.3 1,231.9 1,256.1 1,180.6 1,380.8
  pigs172.1 204.3 230.5 250.7 246.0 232.4
  sheep74.8 85.6 92.9 93.4 105.5 107.0
            
Livestock Products1,261.4 1,504.6 1,338.9 1,696.6 1,700.1 1,522.6
of which:           
  milk1,246.1 1,484.6 1,317.7 1,672.9 1,676.0 1,496.1
            
Crops1,071.4 1,115.1 1,150.2 1,324.6 1,133.8 1,128.8
of which:           
  cereals155.0 234.0 266.5 233.0 225.3 210.3
  root crops87.3 64.8 77.0 121.0 65.6 84.4
  forage plants647.3 620.4 616.5 783.5 649.3 628.4
            
Goods output at producer prices3592.9 4090.6 4203.3 4799.5 4,569.1 4,599.8
Contract work204.6 212.4 213.4 242.5 240.8 231.1
Subsidies on products less taxes on products-13.5 -13.8 -26.7 -28.3 -29.4 -72.7
          
Agricultural output at basic prices3,784.0 4,289.2 4,390.0 5,013.7 4,780.5 4,758.2
          
Intermediate consumption2,744.2 2,891.5 3,164.1 3,547.7 3,244.9 3,121.3
of which:         
  feedingstuffs572.7 645.4 824.0 926.5 745.3 753.4
  fertilisers297.8 332.1 346.2 424.1 398.7 389.7
  energy and lubricants225.4 254.5 269.7 277.9 280.3 232.8
  forage plants644.8 617.8 615.7 780.0 646.5 626.7
  contract work204.6 212.4 213.4 242.5 240.8 231.1
          
Gross value added at basic prices1,039.8 1,397.6 1,225.9 1,466.0 1,535.6 1,636.9
Fixed capital consumption456.7 426.8 447.6 443.6 480.3 492.0
          
Net value added at basic prices583.1 970.9 778.3 1,022.4 1,055.3 1,145.0
Other subsidies less taxes on production907.3 1,046.9 944.8 867.7 849.6 773.4
          
Factor income1,490.4 2,017.7 1,723.0 1,890.1 1,905.0 1,918.3
Compensation of employees261.1 267.1 262.9 279.3 281.7 277.9
          
 Operating surplus 1,229.3 1,750.7 1,460.1 1,610.8 1,623.2 1,640.4
Source: CSO 

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In 2015  the Southern and Eastern region accounted for 80.1% of the national cereal output, 79.9% of the national milk output and 58.4% of the national cattle output. Net subsidies (subsidies less taxes) comprised 42.7% of operating surplus (farm income). This ratio compares with 50.5% in 2014 and 52.1% in 2013.

 

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