Agricultural prices

Lower prices for cauliflowers and tomatoes

Agriculture & fishery
Lower prices for cauliflowers and tomatoes

After a peak at 17.29 euros for 10 heads in September, the output price for cauliflowers has dropped by 77.3 % in October to 3.93 euros. That is a 18.5 % decrease on an annual basis.

The output price for tomatoes has also decreased, with 8.52 euros for 10 kg, i.e. a decrease of 35.5 % compared to September and of 11.1 % compared to October 2017.

The output price for eggs has increased by 21.6 % compared to the previous month and stands at 6.43 euros (for 100 units of 62.5 grams net of surcharge depending on quantity and quality). This price remains 34.6 % lower than that of the same month last year.

Purpose and brief description

The agricultural price indexes (API) are above all used to analyze the evolution of prices and their impact on the agricultural income. The purpose of the price indexes is to provide information on trends in producer prices of agricultural products and purchase prices of the means of agricultural production. These indexes should allow comparing the trends between the member states and the European Union as well as between various products within a member state or the European Union. They should also facilitate the comparison between the trend of output prices and that of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production.

Population

Agricultural holdings active in Belgium during the reference period

Frequency

Monthly

Timing publication

Results available 45 days after the reference period

Definitions

Agricultural output price index :It is the agricultural output price index based on the sales of agricultural products delivered outside the agricultural sector.

Index of the purchase prices of the means of agricultural production : It is the index of purchase prices of the means of agricultural production to the exclusion of agricultural products as production means.

Average price of the agricultural and horticultural products : It is the average price received by the farmer when selling agricultural products.

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