Producer price indices


PRODUCER PRICE IN AGRICULTURE - Producer Price Indices in Agriculture
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Agricultural and Forestry Accounts and Prices Department

Contact name

Gergana Pavlova

Contact person function

Chief expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 546

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified13 July 2021
Metadata last posted13 July 2021
Metadata last update13 July 2021
Statistical presentation
Data description

The data are developed in compliance with the general requirements of Handbook of EU Agricultural Price Statistics, Version 2.0 March 2008.

Thus achieving harmonization in the field of price statistics and indices in agriculture with the EU practice regarding the definitions, techniques of price registration, type of calculated indices, survey periodicity and classifications used.

Data sets of quarterly and annual Producer Price Indices in Agriculture are calculated.

The main purpose of the Producer Price Indices in Agriculture is for:

· information about the change in trend in producer prices in agriculture;

· comparisons of price changes of different products within a country or between member states of the European Union;

· comparisons of the change in trends in producer prices and in the prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture;

· deflation of the agricultural output.

Classification system

· Classification of Economic Activities - 2008 (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008);

· Nomenclature of production in agriculture, forestry and fisheries (Prodagro);

· Annex 1 of the Handbook for EU agricultural prices, version 2.0, March 2008.

Sector coverage

According to the Handbook for EU agricultural prices, version 2.0, March 2008 the scope of the Producer Price Indices in agriculture should:

  • include the value of production sold to dealers;
  • include the value of direct sales by farmers of crop products made to other agricultural units;
  • include the value of direct sales by farmers on the domestic market;
  • include the value of direct sales by farmers abroad (direct exports);
  • include the value of products processed on the farm, which, except in the case of olive oil and grape must or wine, must be calculated on the basis of the quantities and prices of the raw materials from which they are made;
  • include the value of product related levies/taxes (other than deductible VAT);
  • exclude the value of any monetary compensation received by farmers in respect of the destruction of given quantities of products;
  • exclude the value of subsidies on products which farmers might have received;
  • exclude the value of consumption of own produce on agricultural holdings;
  • exclude the value of products sold from private, non-agricultural gardens;
  • exclude the value of changes in stock.
Statistical concepts and definitions

· Producer Price Indices in Agriculture

The indices are calculated by the Laspeyre's formula. It can be calculated for a period of several years without being necessary to alter the basket of representative products or the weights. Furthermore the parameters used for the calculation of the indices are well known at the time the base is established. Changes only need to be made when the evolution of the products used and of their relative importance have made the basic structure inappropriate.

· A weighting scheme for calculating the Producer Price Indices in Agriculture.

For the calculation of Producer Price Indices in Agriculture (Annex 2 of the Handbook) a weighting scheme should be available. Weights are calculated within the frame of the economic accounts for agriculture and they reflect the value of sales of agricultural products during the period (base) - quarter or year.

Statistical unit

Agricultural holdings juridical and physical persons.

Statistical population

Framework of the study is:

· Annual Report of agricultural enterprises;

· Annual Report of non-financial enterprises.

Units for observation are selected through defining threshold in terms of value and with requirement to cover 75% of the channel realization.

Reference area

For all territory of the country (NUTS0).

Time coverage

From 2005 onwards.

Base period

· 2005 = 100; 2010=100; 2015=100 (base of Eurostat)

· corresponding quarter of the previous year = 100

· previous year = 100

Unit of measure

Percent (%)

Reference period

Quarter, year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Law on Statistics;

· Memorandum of Understanding between the National Statistical Institute of and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which distributes the responsibilities for the production of statistical information on agriculture;

· National Statistical Programme;

· Gentlemen's Agreement between the Member States and Eurostat;

· Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics, Version 2.0 March 2008.

Data sharing
  • Agreement between the National Statistical Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food for data exchange and strategic partnership;
  • Gentlemen agreement between Member States and Eurostat.
Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy
  • Regulation EC/223/2009 on European Statistics (consideration 24 and article 20 (4) of 11 March 2009 (Ob L 87, p. 164) foresee that for that purpose it is necessary to establish common principles and guidelines, ensuring data confidentiality of data used for production of European Statistics and access to those confidential data with account for technical developments and requirements of users in democratic society;
  • Law on Statistics.
Confidentiality - data treatment

Personal data shall not be published, observing art. 25 of the Law on Statistics. The dissemination of individual data is made only under Art. 26 of the Law on Statistics.

Release policy
Release calendar

The schedule for dissemination of statistical information is published in the Calendar for the presentation of the results of statistical surveys carried out by the NSI.

Release calendar access

The Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data on the Producer Price Indices in Agriculture are published on the NSI website according to the Chapter 5 of the Law on Statistics and European Statistics Code of Practice, considering professional independence and with aim of impartiality and transparency, where all users are treated equal.

Frequency of dissemination

Quarterly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly press releases are disseminated on the website of the NSI.

The press releases dissemination is done by the Calendar for presentation of the results of statistical surveys carried out by the NSI.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Year Book.

On-line database

Detailed data on Producer Price Indices in Agriculture are available to all users on the IS Infostat and the NSI website under the heading Statistical data - Agriculture and Forestry: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4258

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

· Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics. Version 2.0 March 2008.

Quality documentation

Methodological inventory related to methodology used for data compilation on the Price Indices in Agriculture in Bulgaria, elaborated within Eurostat Project.

Quality management
Quality assurance

The methods and procedures for data calculation in compliance with the EU methodology are periodically described and documented.

During the meetings of WG Eurostat "Agricultural accounts and prices" methodological issues are discussed and examples for good practices for data calculation are provided from Member States.

The comparative analysis of the data with previous years is done.

Quality assessment

No discrepancy with EU methodology is found out.

Relevance
User needs

· NSI - Economic Accounts for Agriculture, National Accounts;

· Eurostat;

· State Administration - Ministry of Agriculture and Food and other institutions;

· Scientific and Research Institutes;

· Business Structures;

· Individuals.

User satisfaction

No satisfied needs of users concerning data on Producer Price Indices in Agriculture were found out.

Completeness

The production of statistical data is in accordance with the Handbook for EU Agricultural Price Statistics, version 2.0, March 2008, taking into account national specifics. The scope of the survey include information on the prices of all major agricultural products in order to provide representative data on producer price indices in agriculture.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The accuracy / quality of the data for the indicator is achieved by ensuring the representativeness of the observed agricultural products, maintaining the required number of price registrations and eliminating the extreme values of the prices from the processing of the information from the survey.

Sampling error

Not calculated

Non-sampling error

Not calculated

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Quarterly producer price indices in agriculture - 45 days after the reference period the data are sent to Eurostat and published on the NSI website according to the Calendar for dissemination of the results of the NSI statistical surveys; · Annual producer price indices in agriculture - 60 days after the reference period the data are sent to Eurostat and published on the NSI website according to the Calendar for dissemination of the results of the NSI statistical surveys; · Annual forecast data on producer price indices in agriculture - 45 days before the end of the reference period are sent to Eurostat. Not published for external users.

Punctuality

There are no delays in terms of the deadlines for sending the data to Eurostat and for publishing in the Calendar for dissemination of the results of the NSI statistical surveys.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

The data are geographically comparable for the whole period for which they are available.

Comparability - over time

Data on producer price indices in agriculture are comparable over time for the whole period for which they are available.

Coherence - cross domain

Consistency is ensured with the data on the price indices of goods and services for current consumption in agriculture and with the consumer price indices. Consistency is ensured with the data for the satellite economic accounts for agriculture, when developing the weighting scheme for calculating the producer price indices.

Coherence - internal

The internal coherence of the data is ensured by tracking the deviations in the average prices compared to the previous period. Specially developed software is used for this purpose. In case of significant deviations (+; - 25% compared to the previous period) additional checks are made, and sometimes the extreme values are eliminated.

Cost and burden

The expenditures (budget) for the surveys are published in the National Statistical Program on the NSI website. The time required for filling in the statistical forms is used as the main measure of the burden of the respondents at this stage. Each form includes a section that respondents must complete. The time required to complete the form also includes the time required to prepare the data.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

There is no established data revision policy.

Data revision - practice

After receiving the data for the last quarter of the calendar year, the forecast data for the year are revised.

Statistical processing
Source data

Questionnaire for producer prices in agriculture - quarterly. Used to collect price information on selected products for surveillance.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

Data collection is in accordance with the calendar for the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data of the NSI. The data are collected with a statistical on-line form, through which the respondents submit their information on the Internet or with a paper one, which is sent by ordinary mail.

Data validation

The validation of the data in the process of statistical processing is performed with the help of specially developed software. The development of the software is in accordance with the terms of reference set by the experts responsible for conducting the statistical surveys. The validation of the data is performed at two levels - at the regional level - by the experts in regional offices and nationally - by the experts in the NSI.

Data compilation

The data processing is performed in accordance with the Calendar for collection, processing and dissemination of NSI statistical information. The data processing is performed with the help of specially developed software. The development of the software is in accordance with the terms of reference set by the experts responsible for conducting the statistical surveys. Data processing is performed at two levels - regionally - in RSOs and nationally - in NSI. At the regional level, the process includes data verification, data editing, data validation and the formation of a regional array. At the national level, the process includes verification of regional data, data editing, data validation, formation of a national array, tabulation, imputation and calculation of indices at databases: 2015 = 100, respectively quarter of previous year and previous year.

Adjustment

Not applicable

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  • Annual data (2015=100)
  • Annual data (previous year=100)
  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 11:00

    In 2020 the average price of arable land transactions in Bulgaria reaches BGN 1 042 per decare, and the average price of arable land rents - BGN 46 per decare. Compared to the previous year, the price of arable land decreased by 1.0%, and the rent payments - by 6.1%.

  • Friday, 14 May 2021 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 18.6% in comparison with the same quarter of 2020. The price index of crop output increased by 28.9% while the animal output decreased by 3.7%. In comparison with the previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 16.8%, as in crop output they increased by 24.8%, and in animal output a slight decrease of 0.6% was registered.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the first quarter of 2021 was higher by 1.2% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and by 3.3% compared to 2020.

  • Monday, 15 February 2021 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 15.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 19.9%, while the animal output index decreased by 5.3%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 17.5% as result of the increase in crop output price index was by 20.9% and the animal output price index decreased by 0.4%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2020 was by 4.5% lower compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 3.8% compared to 2019.

  • Friday, 18 December 2020 - 11:00

    According to the first estimate of Economic Accounts for Agriculture in 2020 the value of final output in agriculture was by 8.3% lower than in previous year. The gross value added decreased by 11.5%, net operating surplus/mixed income - by 6.4% and net entrepreneurial income by 6.3%.

  • Monday, 16 November 2020 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 6.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 7.6% and the animal output index increased by 1.7%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 4.2% as the increase in crop output price index was by 4.9%, while the animal output price index remained almost unchanged - a minimal increase of 0.1% was registered.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the third quarter of 2020 was by 3.9% lower compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 3.8% compared to 2019.

  • Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 11:00

    The value of final output in agriculture in 2019 (preliminary data) compared to the previous year went up by 0.5%. The gross value added increased by 1.7%, net operating surplus/mixed income - by 3.7% and net entrepreneurial income by 4.3%.

  • Friday, 14 August 2020 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the second quarter of 2020 increased by 2.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 3.7% and in animal output - by 1.6%. Compared to previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 4.3% as the increase in crop output prices was by 7.5%, while the prices of animal output remained almost unchanged.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the second quarter of 2020 was by 5.3% lower compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 4.2% compared to 2019.

  • Friday, 19 June 2020 - 11:00

    The average price per one decar arable land in 2019 in Bulgaria reached BGN 1053 and per one decar hired/leased arable land - BGN 49. In comparison to the previous year in the price of land transactions increase by 7.4% was reported, while the price of rental payments was lower by 2%.

  • Friday, 15 May 2020 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 6.0% in comparison with the same quarter of 2019. The crop output index increased by 5.9% and the animal output index increased by 6.3%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 7.7% as the increase in crop output price index was by 9.4% and in animal output price index increase was by 4.4%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the first quarter of 2020 was by 2.4% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 0.1% compared to 2019.

  • Friday, 14 February 2020 - 11:00

    The producer price index in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased by 2.8% in comparison with the same quarter of 2018. The crop output index increased by 0.9% and the animal output index increased by 12.6%. In comparison with previous year, the prices of agricultural output went up by 1.6% as the decrease in crop output price index is by 0.4% and in animal output price index increase is by 11.7%.

    The index of prices of goods and services currently consumed in agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019 was by 1.4% higher compared to the same quarter of previous year and by 2.1% compared to 2018.

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