National Statistics

Historical statistics notices on agricultural price indices, 2018

Previously published copies of the monthly National Statistics publications on the agricultural price index (API). A set of indices of the prices paid and received by UK farmers for agricultural goods and services.

Documents

Figures to April 2018 (published 14 June 2018)

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Figures to March 2018 (published 17 May 2018)

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Figures to February 2018 (published 19 April 2018)

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Figures to January 2018 (published 15 March 2018)

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Details

The API is a measure of the monthly price changes in agricultural outputs and inputs for the UK. The output series reflects the price farmers receive for their products, also referred to as farm gate price. Information is collected for all major crops (for example wheat and potatoes) and on livestock and livestock products (for example sheep, milk and eggs). The input series reflects the price farmers pay for goods and services. This is split into two groups: goods and services currently consumed; and goods and services contributing to investment. Goods and services currently consumed refer to items that are used up in the production process, for example fertiliser, or seed. Goods and services contributing to investment relate to items that are required but not consumed in the production process, such as tractors or buildings.

The current indices are based on the year 2010 =100. The methodology used is standardised across EU member states and is described in the Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics.

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Published 19 April 2018
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added with April 2018 statistical notice.
  2. Added historical data to March 2018 statistics notice.
  3. Added historical data to February 2018 statistics notice.
  4. First published.