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).
Agricultural input prices in August 2018 at the level of July 2018
Compared to July 2018, in August 2018 the agricultural input prices remained on average the same, while compared to August 2017 these prices were higher on average by 4.2%.
Unchanged prices of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture
In August 2018 the prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture were on average the same as in the previous month, while at the annual level they were higher on average by 4.5%.
Higher prices of energy and lower prices of some fertilizers
In August 2018 at the monthly level prices in the group energy and lubricants were higher on average by 0.4% (only prices of fuels increased) and prices in the group other goods and services by 0.1%, while prices in the group fertilizers decreased on average by 1.4% (lower prices of nitrogenous and NPK-fertilizers).
Prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment slightly higher
In August 2018 the prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment increased compared to July 2018 on average by 0.1%, while at the annual level these prices were higher on average by 3.6%.
In August 2018 at the monthly level prices of materials and prices of buildings increased the same (both by 0.1%). In the group materials prices of machinery and other equipment increased on average by 0.2% (in the group machinery and plant for cultivation prices increased on average by 0.4%), while prices of transport equipment remained on average the same as in the previous month.