Macedonia's agricultural output price index up 3% year-over-year in September following 1% decline in August, according to government data; crop production prices up 2.6%

October 20, 2013 () – Macedonia's agricultural output price index increased 3% y/y in September, after dropping 1% y/y in August, the statistics offices said. Crop production prices rose 2.6% y/y last month, reversing negative growth of 3.6% y/y in August. Within crop production, the highest annual increase in prices was reported for potatoes (up 51.1%), while the deepest decline was registered for wine prices (down 12%). The livestock production price index grew by 3.8% y/y in September, with the annual rate unchanged from the previous month.

The statistics office also reports a price index for inputs used in agriculture. The index decreased 2.8% y/y last month, after edging down 0.1% y/y in August. The sub-index for goods currently consumed in the sector went down 2.9% y/y in September, and the price index for investment in agriculture declined 0.4% y/y.

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