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Producer Price Index – Agriculture 4th Quarter 2013

Highlights
 
1. Monthly index
 
Overall index
 
The Producer Price Index–Agriculture, which was 109.6 in September 2013, went down by 0.4% to  109.2 in December 2013. This drop was due to the combined effects of an increase of 1.1% in October and decreases of 0.5% and 1.0% in November and December respectively.
 
Sugar cane
 
The index for “Sugar cane” for the period July to December 2013 was 90.4 based on the provisional price of sugar for the 2013 crop.  This represents a decrease of 6.1% over the 2012 crop.  It is assumed that the same price prevails during the whole of the crop year.
 
Other crop products
 
-          In October 2013, the index for “Other crop products” increased by 11.3% mainly due to the combined effects of an increase in the prices of fresh vegetables (+24.5%) and a decrease of 14.7% in the prices of fruits and nuts.
-          In November 2013, the index went up by 0.7% largely as a result of an increase in the prices of fresh vegetables (+5.8%), partly offset by a decrease of 24.7% in the prices of fruits and nuts.
-          In December 2013, the index dropped by 9.3% mainly due to decreases in the prices of fresh vegetables (-12.3%) and fruits and nuts (-13.7%).
 
Animals and animal products
 
-          In October 2013, the index for “Animals and animal products” went down by 3.0% due to decreases in the prices of poultry (-3.4%) and eggs (-2.2%).
-          In November 2013, the index decreased by 1.7% largely as a result of a decrease in the prices of poultry (-3.6%), partly offset by higher prices of eggs (+3.8%).
-          In December 2013, the index went up by 2.9% due to increases of 2.6% in the prices of poultry and 4.6% in the prices of eggs.
 
2. Quarterly index
 
During the fourth quarter of 2013, PPI-A decreased by 0.2% compared to the previous quarter. This was mainly due to lower prices of animals and animal products (-3.3%) and fruits and nuts (-28.5%), partly offset by higher prices of fresh vegetables (+14.8%).
 
Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the index remained unchanged.
 
3. Yearly index
 
In 2013, producer prices of agricultural products were on average 4.1% higher compared to 2012.
 
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March 2014