In August 2019 agricultural input prices higher
Agricultural input prices were in August 2019 on average by 0.1% higher than in July 2019 and by 2.6% higher than a year ago.
Prices of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture slightly higher
Compared to July 2019, in August 2019 the prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture increased on average by 0.1%, while compared to August 2018 they were higher by 2.3%.
Prices in the group energy and lubricants higher on average by 1.3%
In comparison with the previous month, in August 2019 prices in the group energy and lubricants increased on average by 1.3%. Only prices of fuels increased (prices of fuels for heating by 2.2% and prices of motor fuels by 1.4%), while prices of electricity and lubricants did not change.
Prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment on average unchanged
The prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment in August 2019 remained on average the same as in the previous month, but at the annual level they were higher on average by 3.2%.
In August 2019 at the monthly level prices of materials increased on average by 0.3% (higher prices of machinery and other equipment), while prices of buildings decreased on average by 0.8%.
Notification about revised monthly data for 2019
For the March 2019–July 2019 period in the SiStat database monthly base price indices for the following categories were revised: Input 1, Veterinary expenses, Total (Input 1 + Input 2).