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  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


  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


  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

  21/11/2017Food prices higher than last year
Consumer prices of food were higher in September than in the same month last year. Although the price for fresh vegetables is hardly 1% higher and for bread more than 1%, the difference for other pric... read more


  09/11/2017Confidence, also after the third quarter, almost stable in 2017


  26/10/2017Turnover of garden plants 5.5% higher

According to Royal Floraholland, turnover of garden plants grown in The Netherlands increased further the past months. In August, turnover growth was slightly lower (3%) and in September higher (9%... read more

  26/10/2017Large differences in layer hen sector

Layer hen farmers who have been able to continue their egg production the past months, have profited from increased selling prices. While other farms suffered large losses due to the Fipronil crisi... read more


  09/10/2017Use of antibiotics in livestock farming continues to decrease
Veterinary use of antibiotics decreased by 15% in 2016 compared with 2015. Compared with the reference year 2009, the decrease was more than 64%. In broiler farming in particular, a considerable reduc... read more

  03/10/2017Increase in sustainable food consumer spendings
Yvonne Fernhout
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