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  15/01/2019Consumer pays less for fruit and more for bread
In November 2018, consumer prices for fresh fruit declined by 4.5%. Other consumer prices increased compared with October 2018. Although price increases for eggs (+0.3%) and milk (+1%) were limited, i... read more



  20/12/2018Consumer pays less for bread, dairy and beef
Compared with August, consumers paid about 1% less for dairy, poultry meat and fresh fruit, and about 2% less for bread and beef. By contrast, there were price increases for potatoes (+1%), eggs (+2%)... read more

  18/12/2018Considerable drop in agricultural and horticultural incomes after peak year 2017
The average farm income for agricultural and horticultural holdings in 2018 is estimated at 42,000 euros per unpaid Agricultural Working Unit (AWU). This is a decrease of almost 30,000 euros compared ... read more

  18/12/2018Sharp drop in sector results for agriculture and horticulture after peak year 2017
In 2018 the terms of trade for the agricultural sector declined: the average selling prices did not increase at the same rate as the average prices for purchased goods and services. For the fourth con... read more

  18/12/2018Widely diverse price developments over 2017-2018, partly due to drought
The farm-gate price developments of agricultural and horticultural products between 2017 and 2018 are very diverse and related to production circumstances and international market developments. As a r... read more

  03/12/2018Margins in sow farming and layer hen farming considerably lower than in 2017
The results in pig farming offer a mixed picture of the sharp decline in piglet prices. For instance, the margins for fattening pigs were 2,700 euros higher in October than in 2017. On the other hand,... read more

  03/12/2018Cut flower exports decrease, plant exports increase
The Dutch cut flower exports until October 2018 amounted to €3.2bn, which is 1.8% lower than in 2017 (Floridata). Conversely, the export of potted, bedding and garden plants in the same period was abo... read more

  22/11/2018Sharp decrease in confidence index poultry farmers

  21/11/2018Consumers pay more for fresh vegetables and potatoes
In September, consumer prices for fresh vegetables increased by 5.2% and potatoes by 3.5% compared to August. The consumer price of pork also rose in September (1.6%). Prices off  fresh fruit (-2... read more

  21/11/2018Decrease in results private forestry in 2016


  31/10/2018Share of sustainable investments in agriculture and horticulture increased
The share of sustainable investments in 2016 amounted to 34%, which is an increase of 1% over 2015. Compared to 2015, total investments in agricultural production methods decreased in 2016 by 17% to 2... read more


  30/10/2018Increase consumption of food with a sustainability label

  26/10/2018Liquidity position on dairy, pig and arable farms decreases
The average level of the current account position in dairy farming amounted to 4,100 euros in the third quarter of 2018. This is a decrease of 3,300 euros compared with the previous quarter. The main ... read more

  18/10/2018Consumers pay top prices for beef and dairy
Consumer prices for beef and dairy reached a top level of respectively 107 and 108 points (2015=100). This means prices are almost 3% higher than last year in the same period. In July and August the a... read more


  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



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