|Region||Net Subsidies||Operating Surplus||Net Subsidies as a % of Operating Surplus|
|Northern and Western||582.1||907.1||64.2|
|Dublin and Mid-East||160.1||378.7||42.3|
|Eastern and Midland||315.0||596.3||52.8|
In 2017, net subsidies accounted for 47.3% of agricultural income (operating surplus) at State level. In the Northern and Western region, net subsidies accounted for 64.2% of agricultural income, in the Southern region net subsidies accounted for 37.9% of agricultural income and in the Eastern and Midland region net subsidies amounted to 52.8% of agricultural income. See above table, graph and Table 3.
An analysis of agriculture in the regions in the year 2017 shows that: