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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Agricultural Price Indices

November 2018

 OutputInputTerms of Trade
 Base year 2015=100
November 2017107.599.0108.5
October 2018105.5105.4100.1
November 2018104.6105.799.0
Monthly % Change-0.8%0.2%-1.0%
Annual % Change-2.7%6.7%-8.8%

Agricultural Input price index up 6.7% in the year to November 2018

Agricultural Price Indices Figure 1
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The agricultural output price index decreased by 0.8% in November 2018 compared with October 2018. The agricultural input price index increased by 0.2% for the same period. The resulting terms of trade index decreased by 1.0% in November 2018. See Tables 1, 2 and Figure 1.

On an annual basis, the agricultural input price index was up 6.7% in November 2018 compared with November 2017. The agricultural output price index decreased by 2.7% in November 2018 compared with November 2017. See Tables 1 and 2.

A further comparison of the November 2018 output sub-indices with the November 2017 sub-indices shows that milk, pigs and cattle decreased by 11.9%, 7.7% and 4.1% respectively.

On the input side, the largest increases were in feeding stuffs, fertilisers and energy which were up 10.5%, 9.9% and 9.5% respectively on November 2017 prices.