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  09/05/2019Sustainable business operations linked to better economic results at dairy farms
The 25% most sustainable dairy farms have been found to achieve better economic results than the remaining 75%. As well as having higher incomes per unpaid annual work unit, the most sustainable farms... read more


  08/05/2019High feed costs and low yields lead to poor results for livestock farming


  08/05/2019High demand for garden plants to repair drought damage


  30/04/2019Agricultural land price more than 65,000 euros per hectare


  30/04/2019Liquidity position of dairy and arable farms improves, positive outlook for pig farms despite deterioration
The liquidity position of dairy farms further improved in the first three months of 2019. The average current-account level increased by 10,600 euros compared with the end of 2018 to 7,000 euros. This... read more


  25/04/2019Average balance sheet value of agricultural and horticultural businesses 3m euros in 2017
The average balance sheet value of Dutch agricultural and horticultural
businesses was 3m euros at the end of 2017, +150,000 euros
when compared with 2017. Of this, 71% is financed with in... read more


  18/04/2019Increase in VAT rate drives food prices up
The increase in the VAT rate for foodstuffs from 6 to 9% as per 1 January 2019 can clearly be seen in the development of consumer prices. For dairy, bread and beef this is clearest. These product grou... read more


  06/04/2019


  19/03/2019Foodprice monitor: figures January 2019
The Food Price monitor presents price information at three levels in the food chain. The results are updated monthly and are explained every two months. This update concerns the results of January. Th... read more


  14/03/2019Large regional differences in intensity of agriculture and horticulture
There are major differences in the intensity of agriculture and horticulture between regions. In the Westland (greenhouse horticulture) and Southeast Netherlands (intensive livestock farming) the heig... read more


  06/03/2019Exports of flowers and plants stabilise
The exports of cut flowers were 2% higher in January than in 2018, according to Floridata. Export turnovers for potted plants in January 2019 were similar to those of 2018. The total value of exports ... read more


  06/03/2019Livestock farming struggling with higher feed costs
The livestock sector is struggling with higher feed costs due to the drought of the summer of 2018. If revenues also lag, such as in dairy farming, poultry farming and sow farming, gross margins are u... read more


  21/02/2019Confidence up after two years of decline


  21/02/2019Prices for potatoes much higher
Consumer prices for potatoes in the last two months of 2018 increased further (+4%), resulting in a 20% higher level than in December 2017. This result appears from the bimonthly notes to the Food Pri... read more


  31/01/2019Liquidity position in 2018 decreases on dairy and pig farms decreases and increases on arable farms
The average current account level in dairy farming at the end of 2018 was 3,300 euros. This is a decrease of 5,700 euros compared to a year earlier and is especially due to a lower milk yield of more ... read more


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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


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  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
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