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Agricultural Price Indices

June 2019

OutputInputTerms of Trade
Base year 2015=100
June 2018105.3102.3102.9
May 2019107.6105.8101.7
June 2019107.2105.5101.7
Monthly % Change-0.3%-0.3%0.0%
Annual % Change1.8%3.1%-1.2%

Agricultural input price index up 3.1% in the year to June 2019

Agricultural Price Indices Figure 1
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The agricultural output price index decreased by 0.3% in June 2019 compared with May 2019. The agricultural input price index decreased by 0.3% over the same period. Thus, the resulting terms of trade index was 0.0% in June 2019. See Tables 1, 2 and graph.

On an annual basis, the agricultural input price index increased by 3.1% in June 2019 compared with June 2018. The agricultural output price index was up 1.8% in June 2019 compared with June 2018. See Tables 1 and 2.

A further comparison of the June 2019 output sub-indices with the June 2018 sub-indices shows that sheep and cattle decreased by 9.2% and 7.8% respectively.

On the input side, the June 2019 sub-indices show that fertilisers and feeding stuffs were up 7.0% and 4.6% respectively on June 2018 prices.