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  22/05/2018


  17/05/2018Confidence among farmers again a bit lower


  01/05/2018Ornamental sector stagnating

The Dutch export of flowers and plants in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 1% compared with the first quarter of 2017. In January, exports were considerably higher than in 2017, but lower in ... read more



  01/05/2018Margins in dairy farming decreasing but still above long-term average

Margins for a standardised dairy farm averaged 15,600 euros in March 2018. This is similar to the level of March 2017, but lower due to a decreasing milk price in the previous months. For other far... read more



  30/04/2018


  25/04/2018Organic farms have a divergent farm structure and a more stable milk price
Slightly more than 2% of the cows in the Netherlands are organically raised. This share has however slightly increased over the past years. Organic dairy farms are more extensive and have a lower milk... read more


  25/04/2018


  20/04/20182016, historic good year for Dutch cutter fisheries: highest result in 50 years
For the Dutch sea fishing sector 2016 is financially a positive year. In contrast to these good results, it was a bad year for the mussel sector. The net result of the cutter fleet has risen by 113% s... read more


  20/03/2018


  23/02/2018Diverse results in livestock farming
Margins in dairy farming in January 2018 were lower than in the third and fourth quarter of 2017, but at 18,700 euros still remained almost 2,000 euros above the long-term average for the month. Poult... read more


  23/02/2018Positive start to turnover of ornamentals after record exports in 2017

The export of ornamental plant products in 2017 amounted to 6 billion euros, which is 4% more than in 2016. Nevertheless, exports were 1% lower in December than in the same month in 2016. The ... read more



  19/02/2018


  16/02/2018Strongly lower Agro confidence index dairy farmers


  14/02/2018Consumer prices for eggs, beef and dairy at record high at the end of 2017
Compared with the end of 2016, consumer prices for eggs increased by 17% in December 2017. The consumer price indexes for beef and dairy reached a record high in November of 115 and 117 points, r... read more


  02/02/2018


  01/02/2018Agricultural land price above 60,000 euros per hectare


  23/01/2018Price increases for eggs at farm and packing-station level have only moderate impact on consumer prices in October
The consumer price index (CPI) for eggs only increased moderately in November compared to October (+2). The increase in farm-gate price index and producer price index (PPI) for eggs was much stro... read more


  19/01/2018New record for exports of agricultural products in 2017


  22/12/2017Export growth of ornamentals slows down
Auction turnovers for cut flowers in October were lower than a year before (-6%), but in November turnovers were 3% higher than in 2016. Indoor plant turnovers also changed, but in the opposite direct... read more


  22/12/2017Dairy farming balance sheet at a high level
In November 2017, the balance sheet of an average dairy farm was 18,600 euros, almost 4,000 euros higher than the 10-year average for this month. Sow farming could not maintain its top-level stan... read more


  18/12/2017Balance sheet value agricultural and horticultural farms approaches €3m in 2016
Capital intensity in agriculture and horticulture further increased.The average balance sheet value of the Dutch agricultural and horticultural holdings increased in 2016 to €2.9m. The increase is mai... read more


  18/12/2017Average income in agriculture at a historically high level, with large differences
The average income for the agricultural and horticultural businesses in 2017 is estimated at approximately 70,000 euros per unpaid annual work unit (aje). That is an increase of 20,000 euros comp... read more


  18/12/2017Sharp increase in sector results for agriculture and horticulture
In 2017, the terms of trade for the agricultural sector improved considerably: the average prices of purchased goods and services increased less than the average selling prices. These developments res... read more


  18/12/2017Very diverse price developments over 2016-2017
The farm-gate price developments of products between 2016 and 2017 vary widely and are related to production circumstances, international market developments and crises. Considerably higher prices wer... read more


  14/12/2017Adverse competitive position in Dutch pig sector stabilised; Results of InterPIG 2016
The pig sector in the Netherlands has higher costs of production than in neighbouring countries. This is caused by a slower increase of sow productivity and increasing manure disposal costs. The cost ... read more
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