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  25/09/2018Consumer prices for food stable on average
These are some of the results of the statistical update of the Food Price Monitor. Next month, the price developments will be further explained as part of the content-related update.

  24/09/2018Livestock farming shows mixed results
In the first months of 2018, margins in dairy farming were under pressure from a declining milk price. From June onwards, however, the milk price increased. In August, the margins for a standardised d... read more

  24/09/2018Ornamentals export at 2017 level
The number of sold cut flowers from Dutch soil that are traded through Floraholland decreased in the summer months. Despite the decrease in volume, sales increased in two of the three months. Only in ... read more


  22/08/2018Potato prices increasing again
The consumer price for potatoes hit a low point in March 2018, but increased by 17% well into June. The farm-gate price, which reached a record high last year, has nearly halved since July 2017. As a ... read more

  26/07/2018Liquidity position of pig and dairy farming under pressure, arable farming stable
From the first liquidity monitor for pig farming, it appears that the current account of pig farms in the second quarter of 2018 has deteriorated by 21,000 euros compared with the first quarter, avera... read more

  25/07/2018Further decrease in antibiotics use in 2017
The use of antibiotics in cattle farming, expressed as defined daily doses per animal year, continued to decrease in 2017. With a decrease of 8% compared with 2016, broiler farming saw the largest dec... read more




  13/07/2018Consumer price of potatoes 11% up

  12/07/2018More than 40% of agricultural households below low-income level
In 2016, 44% of agricultural households had to live on incomes below the low-income level of 23,870 euros. What was striking about this result is that this high share was reached in the same year in w... read more

  28/06/2018Margins livestock farming under pressure
Margins in dairy farming are under pressure due to a falling milk price. In the first five months of 2018, the milk price has dropped continuously: in May the price was 9% lower than in January. ... read more

  28/06/2018Exports floriculture at same level as in 2017
The export of flowers and plants from the Netherlands over the first five months of 2018 is almost the same as in 2017. This is reported by the VGB based on data from Floridata. In April and... read more

  18/06/2018Remarkably high consumer prices for eggs
Consumer prices for eggs remained stable the past months and are 18% above last year's level. The large difference is remarkable because the farm-gate prices for eggs decreased considerably in th... read more

  11/06/2018Better financial performance with sustainable management
The 25% most sustainable dairy farms achieve a better financial performance than the remaining 75% of the dairy farms. Not only the income per unpaid annual work unit is higher but farms with a better... read more

  06/06/2018Consumer prices more stable than farm-gate prices
In March, the average bread price for the consumer rose slightly compared to February (+ 0.5%). However, the other food products in the monitor were priced lower. For example, consumer prices for pota... read more


  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


  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


  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
Yvonne Fernhout
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