First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 13 May 2022
POLJ-2022-1-5/1

ISSN 1334-0557

AGRICULTURAL QUARTERLY PRICE INDICES, FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

Since 2018, agricultural quarterly price indices have been calculated on the basis of 2015, in accordance with the Eurostat recommendations.

In the first quarter of 2022, the average producer prices of agricultural goods output increased by 20.8% compared to 2015 and by 11.4% compared to the same quarter of 2021.

The prices of crop products output were higher by 35.2% compared to 2015 and by 12.7% compared to the same quarter of 2021.

The increase in the prices of crop products output compared to the same quarter of 2021 was mostly affected by an increase in the prices of cereals, by 57.0%, of forage plants, by 34.1%, and of wine, by 14.3%, which had the largest share in crop production in the first quarter of 2022.

The prices of livestock, poultry and animal products output increased by 9.8% compared to 2015 and by 10.2% compared to the same quarter of 2021. The increase in the prices of livestock, poultry and animal products output compared to the same quarter of 2021 was affected by higher prices in all groups of livestock production and the prices of animal products output.

In the group of products with the highest share in livestock production, the highest increase, as compared to the same period of the previous year, was recorded in the prices of cattle, by 22.5%, in the prices of milk, by 6.8%, and in the prices of pigs, by 4.8%.

The prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture (input I) increased by 45.3% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2015 and by 40.2% compared to the same quarter of 2021. This increase was influenced by the increase in the prices in all groups of input I.

1 PRICE INDICES OF AGRICULTURAL GOODS OUTPUT

  Agricultural goods output Indices
I − III 2022
Ø 2015
I − III 2022
I − III 2021
Total 120,8 111,4
Agricultural goods output, excluding fruits and vegetables 118,7 116,6
Crop output 135,2 112,7
Crop output, excluding fruits and vegetables 140,7 131,4
Cereals 202,1 157,0
Industrial plants 149,0 134,1
Forage plants 123,0 85,6
Vegetables, flowers and plants 121,5 105,0
Fresh vegetables 115,6 101,9
Flowers and plants 122,4 105,5
Potatoes (including seeds) 217,2 239,5
Fruits 170,0 72,7
Wine 108,3 114,3
Olive oil 105,4 96,5
Livestock, poultry and animal products output 109,8 110,2
Livestock and poultry 110,1 112,2
Cattle 125,9 122,5
Pigs 93,4 104,8
Horses 160,8 145,9
Sheep and goats 133,4 123,9
Poultry 104,0 103,1
Other animals 114,6 114,6
Animal products output 109,4 107,7
Milk – total (cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s) 111,2 106,8
Eggs, consumer 104,8 113,7
Other animal products output1) 83,6 108,3

1) The index refers to the prices of honey and raw skin (excluding lamb’s).

2 PRICE INDICES OF GOODS AND SERVICES CURRENTLY CONSUMED IN AGRICULTURE (input I)

  Indices
I − III 2022
Ø 2015
I − III 2022
I − III 2021
Input I, total 145,3 140,2
Seeds and planting stock 129,4 111,5
Energy and lubricants 148,1 162,1
Fertilisers 218,2 268,7
Plant protection products and pesticides 117,8 103,9
Veterinary expenses 110,6 101,7
Animal feedingstuffs 144,1 125,2
Maintenance of materials 113,1 104,2
Maintenance of buildings 121,7 110,2
Other services 103,4 102,0

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Sources and methods of data collection

The agricultural price indices for the Republic of Croatia have been calculated on the basis of the data on prices obtained through the quarterly surveys on sale and purchase of agricultural products as well as through other surveys carried out by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, from administrative data of the Ministry of Agriculture and from other administrative sources.

The price indices in agriculture in the Republic of Croatia have been calculated on the 2005 basis within the national Phare 2005 Programme for the first time and the methodology used has been harmonised according to Eurostat recommendations.

Since 2018, the indices have been calculated on the 2015 basis.

The structure of weights is reviewed every five years according to the Eurostat methodology for agricultural price statistics, which means that the calculation of price indices is influenced by the weight structure from the base year. The Laspeyres formula is used to calculate the price indices.

The weight structure was calculated on the basis of the share of individual products in the purchase and sale of agricultural products as well as on the basis of the value of agricultural production and intermediate consumption from agricultural economic accounts.

Coverage

The agricultural price indices are calculated at the level of the Republic of Croatia.

Definitions

Price index of agricultural goods output includes crop and animal output (livestock, poultry and animal products).

Input I includes goods and services currently consumed in agriculture.

Goods are all products except services.

Services include the maintenance of materials (machines and materials), agricultural buildings and other services.

EU Zastava Png

The survey whose data are published in this First Release has been conducted with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Abbreviations  
Eurostat Statistical Office of the European Communities

 

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