Agricultural input prices at the monthly level unchanged, but at the annual level higher
Agricultural input prices in April 2019 did not change at the monthly level, while at the annual level they were higher on average by 3.7%.
Slightly price decrease of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture
Compared to March 2019, in April 2019 the prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture decreased on average by 0.1%, while compared to April 2018 they were higher by 3.8%.
At the monthly level the price decrease in the groups energy and lubricants and maintenance of materials
In April 2019 prices in the group energy and lubricants decreased by 0.4% (lower prices of fuels), while prices of goods and services for maintenance of materials were lower on average by 0.3%.
Prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment higher by 0.2%
The prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment were in April 2019 on average by 0.2% higher than in March 2019 and by 3.5% higher than in April 2018.
In April 2019 at the monthly level materials went up on average by 0.3%. Prices of transport equipment (of tractors) increased on average by 0.5% and prices of machinery and other equipment by 0.1%. For the same percentage (0.1%) were in April 2019 also higher prices of buildings.
Higher prices of machinery and plant for cultivation
As regards machinery and other equipment, in April 2019 at the monthly level the price increase was recorded only in the group machinery and plant for cultivation (on average by 0.2%), while prices of machinery and equipment in other groups remained on average the same as in the previous month.