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Producer Price Index - Agriculture 1st Quarter 2017

Highlights

 1. Monthly index
 
Overall index
 
The Producer Price Index–Agriculture, which was 101.8 in December 2016, went up by 2.8% to reach 104.6 in March 2017. The index decreased by 3.5% in January followed by successive increases of 4.6% and 1.9% in February and March respectively.
                                                   
 
Sugar cane
 
The index for “Sugar cane” for the period January to March 2017 was 98.2 based on the provisional price of sugar for the 2016 crop. This represents an increase of 18.0% over the 2015 crop.  It is assumed that the same price prevails during the whole of the crop year. 
 
Other crop products
 
  • In January 2017, the index for “Other crop products” went down by 11.1% mainly due to decreases in the prices of fresh vegetables (-4.8%) and fruits and nuts (-29.0%).
  • In February 2017, the index went up by 16.6% mainly due to the combined effects of an increase in the prices of fresh vegetables (+37.7%) and a decrease in the prices of fruits and nuts (-12.2%).
  • In March 2017, the index increased by 5.8% mainly due to an increase in the prices of fresh vegetables (+11.6%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of fruits and nuts (-2.7%).
 
Animals and animal products
 
  • In January 2017, the index for “Animals and animal products” decreased by 1.7% due to the combined effects of a decrease in the prices of poultry (-2.8%) and increases in the prices of eggs (+1.0%) and goats (+8.9%).
  • In February 2017, the index went down by 0.5% due to a decrease in the prices of eggs (-3.1%).
  • In March 2017, the index decreased by 0.3% due to a decrease in the prices of eggs (-1.9%).
 
2. Quarterly index
 
During the first quarter of 2017, PPI-A increased by 2.1% compared to the previous quarter. This was mainly due to higher prices of fresh vegetables (+29.5%), partly offset by lower prices of fruits and nuts (-17.9%).
 
Compared to the first quarter of 2016, the index increased by 6.8%.
 
3. Yearly index
 
In 2016, producer prices of agricultural products were on average 4.5% higher compared to 2015.
 
 
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May 2017