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Agricultural input price indices, Slovenia, May 2020

In May 2020 the agricultural input prices slightly decreased

Compared to April 2020, in May 2020 agricultural input prices decreased on average by 0.1%. The prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture decreased on average by 0.2%, while the prices of goods and services contributing to agricultural investment increased on average by 0.1%.

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  • provisional data
Agricultural input prices lower again at the monthly and at the annual level
Agricultural input prices also in May 2020 decreased at the monthly and at the annual level. At the monthly level they decreased on average by 0.1% and at the annual level by 2.8%.

The prices of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture lower by 0.2%
Compared to April 2020, in May 2020 the prices of the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture decreased on average by 0.2%, while compared to May 2019 they were lower on average by 4.9%.

Price decreases in two groups
Among the goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in May 2020 compared to April 2020 prices in the following groups decreased: fertilizers (on average lower by 2.0%) and energy and lubricants (on average lower by 1.2%).

In the group fertilizers in May 2020 compared to the previous month only prices of nitrogenous fertilizers and of NPK-fertilizers decreased (on average, first by 2.6% and the last by 1.7%).

As regards the group energy and lubricants, only prices of fuels decreased (on average, prices of fuels for heating by 6.6% and the prices of motor fuels by 0.6%).

Prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment higher by 0.1%
The prices of the goods and services contributing to agricultural investment were in May 2020 on average by 0.1% higher than in April 2020 and by 1.6% higher than a year ago.

Unchanged prices of materials and higher prices of buildings
In comparison with April 2020, in May 2020 the prices of materials remained unchanged, while the prices of buildings 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
V 2020
Ø 2015 
V 2020
IV 2020
V 2020
V 2019 
Goods and services currently consumed in agriculture (Input 1)99.4199.895.1
Seeds and planting stock100.70100.099.1
Energy; lubricants86.1698.878.6
Fertilizers and soil improvers83.8498.093.9
Plant protection products and pesticides112.28102.1104.2
Veterinary expenses110.71100.0100.0
Animal feedingstuffs104.21100.099.7
Maintenance of materials103.74100.4100.6
Maintenance of buildings108.14100.6102.5
Other goods and services113.83100.1103.3
Goods and services contributing to agricultural investment (Input 2)112.39100.1101.6
Materials112.65100.0101.8
Buildings111.69100.3101.3
Total (Input 1 + Input 2)103.4199.997.2
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).
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