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Real agricultural income per worker down

Dec 15, 2014 | News

(15 December 2014) – Compared with 2013, EU28 real agricultural income per worker has decreased by 1.7% in 2014 according to first estimates issued by Eurostat.

These estimates are based on data supplied by the national authorities in the EU28 Member States. Between 2005 and 2014, EU28 real agricultural income per worker is estimated to have increased by 34.4%, while agricultural labour input fell by 24.6%.

The decrease in EU28 real agricultural income is mainly the result of a fall in the value of crop output (-6.0%) and animal output (-0.9%), combined with a decrease in real terms for input costs (-3.6%).

Compared with the previous year, real agricultural income per worker in 2014 is estimated to have risen in eight Member States and fallen in twenty. The highest increases are expected in Slovenia (+13.3%),Hungary (+9.1%),the Czech Republic (+7.2%) and the United Kingdom (+6.9%), and the largest decreases in Finland (-22.8%), Lithuania (-19.4%), Belgium (-15.2%), Italy (-11.0%), Estonia (-10.9%) and Denmark (-10.1%).

Compared with 2005, real agricultural income per worker in 2014 has risen in 19 Member States, albeit in different proportions, and remained almost stable in 3, while falls were recorded in Luxembourg, Malta, Ireland, Finland, Croatia and Belgium.

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