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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Agricultural Price Indices

August 2019

OutputInputTerms of Trade
Base year 2015=100
August 2018102.8103.799.1
July 2019102.2105.297.2
August 201999.3104.994.7
Monthly % Change-2.8%-0.2%-2.5%
Annual % Change-3.4%1.2%-4.5%

Agricultural input price index up 1.2% in the year to August 2019

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The agricultural output price index decreased by 2.8% in August 2019 compared with July 2019. The agricultural input price index decreased by 0.2% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index decreased by 2.5% in August 2019. See Tables 1, 2 and graph.

On an annual basis, the agricultural input price index increased by 1.2% in August 2019 compared with August 2018. The agricultural output price index was down 3.4% in August 2019 compared with August 2018. See Tables 1 and 2.

A further comparison of the August 2019 output sub-indices with the August 2018 sub-indices shows that sheep & cattle decreased by 7.4% and 4.0% respectively.

On the input side, the August 2019 sub-indices show that fertilisers and feeding stuffs were up 4.3% and 1.3% respectively on August 2018 prices.