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Producer Price Index - Agriculture 3rd Quarter 2017

 Highlights

1. Monthly index
 
Overall index
 
The Producer Price Index–Agriculture, which was 114.4 in June 2017, went down by 17.5% to reach 94.4 in September 2017. This drop was due to decreases of 10.2%, 3.7% and 4.6% in July, August and September respectively.
                              
 
Sugar cane
 
The index for “Sugar cane” for the period July to September 2017 was 85.3 based on the provisional price of sugar for the 2017 crop. This represents a decrease of 13.3% over the 2016 crop.  It is assumed that the same price prevails during the whole of the crop year. 
 
Other crop products
 
-          In July 2017, the index for “Other crop products” went down by 16.7% mainly due to decreases in the prices of fresh vegetables (-20.3%) and fruits and nuts (-18.7%).
-          In August 2017, the index went down by 11.6% due to decreases in the prices of fresh vegetables (-15.0%).
-          In September 2017, the index dropped by 13.0% mainly due to decreases in the prices of fresh vegetables (-23.3%) and fruits and nuts (-3.7%),
 
Animals and animal products
 
-          In July 2017, the index for “Animals and animal products” increased by 0.4% due to increases in the prices of cattle (+3.0%) and eggs (+0.9%).
-          In August 2017, the index went down by 0.4% due to a decrease in the prices of eggs (-2.1%).
-          In September 2017, the index decreased by 0.7% due to a decrease in the prices of eggs         (-4.1%).
 
2. Quarterly index
 
During the third quarter of 2017, PPI-A decreased by 11.3% compared to the previous quarter. This was due to lower prices of fresh vegetables (-29.2%) and fruits and nuts (-9.7%).
 
Compared to the third quarter of 2016, the index decreased by 1.1%.
 
3. Yearly index
 

In 2016, producer prices of agricultural products were on average 4.5% higher compared to 2015.

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 November 2017