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CSO statistical release, 21 September 2017, 11am

Regional Accounts for Agriculture


RegionNet SubsidiesOperating SurplusNet Subsidies as a % of Operating Surplus
Border, Midland and Western727.2938.977.4
Mid-East and Dublin135.2298.945.2
Southern and Eastern865.11,648.952.5
State 1,592.22,587.961.5

Net Subsidies accounted for 61.5% of Agricultural income

Regional Accounts for Agriculture 2016 Figure 1
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In 2016, net subsidies accounted for 61.5% of agricultural income (operating surplus) at State level. In the Border, Midland and Western region, net subsidies accounted for 77.4% of agricultural income, while in the Southern and Eastern region net subsidies accounted for 52.5% of agricultural income. See above table, graph and Table 3.

An analysis of agriculture in the regions in the year 2016 shows that:

  •  The Southern and Eastern region produced 58.5% of national cattle output.
  •  Over 80% of milk output came from the Southern and Eastern region.
  •  The Southern and Eastern Region accounted for more than 80% of the national cereal output.
  •  More than half (55.8%) of national sheep output and just over half (51.3%) of national pig output came from the Border, Midland and Western region.