Agricultural input price indices, Slovenia, April 2018

In April 2018 agricultural input prices increased on average by 0.6%

In April 2018 the agricultural input prices increased at the monthly level on average by 0.6%. The prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture increased by 0.8% and the prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment by 0.2%.

  • 6/14/2018
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  • provisional data
Agricultural input price indices
With the agricultural input price indices we observe the movement of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture (e.g. prices of seeds of crops, of fertilizers, of animal feedingstuffs, etc.) and of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment (e.g. prices of agricultural machinery and other equipment).

In April 2018 agricultural input prices higher at the monthly level by 0.6% and at the annual level by 3.3%
In April 2018 agricultural input prices were on average 0.6% higher than in March 2018 and 3.3% higher than in April 2017.
 
Higher prices of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture
The prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture increased in April 2018 at the monthly level on average by 0.8%, while at the annual level they were higher on average by 3.2%.

Fertilizers went up on average by 4.5%
Prices of fertilizers increased in April 2018 at the monthly level on average by 4.5%. Prices of nitrogenous and NPK-fertilizers increased (on average, first by 6.2% and the last by 3.5%), while prices of phosphatic and PK-fertilizers remained unchanged.

Slightly price increase of animal feedingstuffs
In April 2018 we recorded at the monthly level the price increase of animal feedingstuffs by 0.1%. Only prices of straight feedingstuffs increased (on average by 1.1%), while prices of compound feedingstuffs did not change.

The prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment higher on average by 0.2%
In April 2018 the prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment were on average 0.2% higher than in the previous month and by 3.6% at the annual level.

In April 2018 the prices of materials increased at the monthly level on average by 0.2% and the prices of buildings by 0.4%. In the group materials prices of machinery and other equipment remained on average the same as in the previous month, while prices of transport equipment increased on average by 0.3%.
Monthly growth rates of agricultural input prices, Slovenia
Monthly growth rates of agricultural input prices, Slovenia
1) Input 1 (goods and services currently consumed in agriculture).
2) Input 2 (goods and services contributing to agricultural investment).
Source: SURS
Agricultural input price indices, Slovenia
IV 2018
Ø 2015 
IV 2018
III 2018
IV 2018
IV 2017 
Goods and services currently consumed in agriculture (Input 1)99.93100.8103.2
Seeds and planting stock91.79100.095.3
Energy; lubricants104.84101.5107.0
Fertilizers and soil improvers84.97104.5104.6
Plant protection products and pesticides100.89100.0101.4
Veterinary expenses107.12100.0107.1
Animal feedingstuffs100.97100.1102.1
Maintenance of materials103.03100.4101.5
Maintenance of buildings100.7398.5101.0
Other goods and services103.89100.2103.4
Goods and services contributing to agricultural investment (Input 2)106.59100.2103.6
Materials106.50100.2103.8
Buildings106.82100.4102.8
Total (Input 1 + Input 2)101.98100.6103.3
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

Monthly data for the current year are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Monthly data get status of final data with the publication of annual data (at the latest at the end of February next year).

Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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