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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Agricultural Price Indices

April 2019

OutputInputTerms of Trade
Base year 2015=100
April 2018103.2101.0102.2
March 2019103.8105.898.1
April 2019104.1105.998.4
Monthly % Change0.3%0.1%0.3%
Annual % Change0.9%4.9%-3.8%

Agricultural input price index up 4.9% in the year to April 2019

Agricultural Price Indices Figure 1
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The agricultural output price index increased by 0.3% in April 2019 compared with March 2019. The agricultural input price index increased by 0.1% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index increased  by 0.3% in April 2019. See Tables 1, 2 and graph.

On an annual basis, the agricultural input price index increased by 4.9% in April 2019 compared with April 2018. The agricultural output price index was up 0.9% in April 2019 compared with April 2018. See Tables 1 and 2. 

A further comparison of the April 2019 output sub-indices with the April 2018 sub-indices shows that sheep and cattle decreased by 10.3% and 9.1% respectively.

On the input side, the April 2019 sub-indices show that feeding stuffs and fertilisers were up 8.5% and 7.0% respectively on April 2018 prices.