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Producer Price Index - Agriculture 2nd Quarter 2016

Highlights
 
1. Monthly index
 
Overall index
 
The Producer Price Index–Agriculture, which was 96.9 in March 2016, went down by 2.2% to reach 94.8 in June 2016. The index dropped by 2.8% in April, remained unchanged in May and went up by 0.6% in June.
 
 
Sugar cane
 
The index for “Sugar cane” for the period July 2015 to June 2016 was 83.2 based on the final price of sugar for the 2015 crop. This represents an increase of 3.7% over the 2014 crop.  It is assumed that the same price prevails during the whole of the crop year. 
 
Other crop products
 
-          In April 2016, the index for “Other crop products” decreased by 8.3% mainly due to the combined effects of a decrease in the prices of fresh vegetables (-20.0%) and an increase in the prices of fruits and nuts (+13.5%).
-          In May 2016, the index went down by 1.8% mainly due to the combined effects of a decrease in the prices of fresh vegetables (-5.6%) and an increase in the prices of fruits and nuts (+8.3%).
-          In June 2016, the index increased by 0.2% mainly due to an increase in the prices of fruits and nuts (+18.0%), partly offset by lower prices of fresh vegetables  (-9.5%).
 
Animals and animal products
 
-          In April 2016, the index for “Animals and animal products” increased by 0.2% mainly due to the combined effects of an increase in the prices of cattle (+1.9%) and a decrease in prices of eggs (-0.2%).
-          In May 2016, the index went up by 1.4% due to higher prices of poultry (+1.7%) and eggs (+1.2%).
-          In June 2016, the index increased by 1.3% due to an increase in the prices of eggs (+8.4%), partly offset by lower prices of pigs (-5.5%).
 
2. Quarterly index
 
During the second quarter of 2016, PPI-A decreased by 4.8% compared to the previous quarter. This was mainly due to lower prices of fresh vegetables (-20.3%) partly offset by higher prices of fruits and nuts (+4.9%).
 
Compared to the second quarter of 2015, the index increased by 1.3%.
 
3. Yearly index
 
In 2015, producer prices of agricultural products were on average 2.8% lower compared to 2014.
 
  
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August 2016