Agricultural income
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96 pages


Sectoral income index analysis 1986
Agriculture and fisheries
Agricultural policy



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Nombre de lectures 7
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 3 Mo


Sectoral income index analysis 1986This volume is also available in the following languages:
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FR ISBN 92-825-6977-2
publicationCataloguing data can be found at the end of this
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European 1987Communities,
rsBN 92-825-6976-4
-274-EN-Cnumber: Cataf ogue CA-4 8-87
- - @ ECSC EEC EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1987
Printed in FR of Germany
l. lntroduction
ll, Ghanges in income agricultural in t 986 oyer | 985
- A. Main results Overview
B. Changes in income in the Community and their causes 13
1. Real net value added factor per (lndicator 1) 13at cost annual work unit
a) Results 13
15b) Causes
2. Other income indicators 23
a) Real net income from agricultural labour input per work unitactivity of total annual
(lndicator 2) 23
b) Real net income from activity of family labour input per annual work unit3) 24
c. Income changes in the Member States and their causes 26
1. Belgium 26
2. Denmark 27
3. FR Germany . 28
4. Greece 29
5. Spain 29
6. France 30
7, lreland 31
8. ltaly 32
9. Luxembourg 33
e^10. Netherlands r v-
QE11. United Kingdom er
lll. tedium-term trends In Income fiprn 1973 1986 36agrlcultural to
A. Presentation of income trends 36
(lndicator B. Causes of income trends 1) 41
lV. Level of agricultural income In the 48Gommunig tember $tates
Anner . 53
l. Methodologicalcomments 54
fl. Detailed tables and figures 57I. Introduction
Recent devetopments in agricutturaI incomes major importance in theare of
poLicy agricutturaL debate. For that reason, EUR0STAT decided as far back as
join 1976 to forces trith the ltlember States in forecasting the change in
agricutturat year previous year income in the current vis-ä-vis the and making
the resutts known to the Commission the Commondepartments responsib[e for
Agricutturat Poticy. The resutts pubtished. years,rere subsequentty 0ver the
the Sectorat Income Index has become more and more important in terms of the
yhateverCAP. EUROSTAT intends therefore to continue the work and to make
possib[e improvements are to the analysis.
From macro-economic point the of agricutturaI sectorvier, the importance of the
varies f rom one ltlember State to another, appropriate indi cators being
agriculturers share product of net domestic at factor cost and of the labour
force. Further detaits are set out in Tabtes A.1 and A.2 in the annex- The main
point to be borne in mind is that the share agricutture in the Community hasof
years, prominent position decIined over the atthough it a institt occupies
peopte terms of the number of emptoyed in Greece, Portugat, Spain, Ireland and
Itaty. At the other end of the scale, agriculture accounts for only a smatl
share both economicalty and in terms of the labour in the United Kingdonr,force
Federat the RepubLic of Germany, BeLgium and Luxembourg.
This document centres on in agricuttural Community changes income in the in 1986
rPress as against 1985. The December 1986 issue of the Noticeo on the Sectoral
Income Index 1986 gave a brief overvieu of the most important changes over the
past year' gave and notice of a more detaiLed analysis, rhich is that this
pages give document is aLt about. The fotlouing and detaits of thestatistics
effect of various components on the changes in income and of the current
situation against the background medium-term of income trends.made In an attempt to rank income a attempt has been tothe changes, first
LeveL per b"tr""n the Member the of income annual work unit
produced national agencies onThe'figures are based on updated estimates by the
perprice, income the LikeLy votume and value in those factors affecting changes
annuat work unit in agricutture, as a basis the Economic Accounts fortaking
(EAA). ptotted Agricutture the Community as a whoteThe income changes are for
pertaining and the individuaI Member Community resutts tofor States, the
EUR-11. Data Spain, but no entries are madeare inctuded for the first time for
purpose.yet the for Portugat, where the statistics are not adequate for
are derivedblith a view to identifying income trends in agricutture, indicators
reflectsfrom the EAA, bearing in mind that a sectoraI approach of this kind
income trends as an average and The individual incomeof att regions holdings.
point situation may Another to bedeviate very substantiatLy from the average.
the activity sectorborne in mind is that the indicators reIate to
rAgricutturer, income ofi.e. what we are tatking about here is not the total
persons working in agriculture, as income from other sources is expressty e-
bear in mindxctuded. In interpreting the indicators, it is atso important to
personat payments incomethat taxes and must be deducted from the weIfare
part personsincome on the of figures to arrive at a figure for disposab[e
working in agricuIture.
the vatue oftlet value added at factor cost in agriculture is computed from
production andfinaI agricu[turat less intermediate consumption, depreciation
production plus by impticittaxes subsidies. The resuttant figure, defLated the
price gross product prices, index at market and divided by tabourof domestic
input as a in agricutture, gives 1.whole Indicator
For def inition see methodotogi caL commentsl{et incone fron agricutturat activity of totat labour input is computeU by
payments subtracting rents and interest net vatue added at factor cost.from
This figure, defl.ated above and divided by totalby reference to the deftator
labour input gives in agriculture, Indicator 2.
Net incone agricutturat activity Labour input is computed byfror of faril.y
deducting employees income from agricutturatcompensation of from the net
I'realrr activity of tota[ labour input. As the figure is obtained byabove,
income in this casedeflation, atthough in contrast to Indicators 1 and 2,
re[ates on[y to fami[y workers.
The most accurate indicator assessing the income situation isin terms of
persons income of workjngwhichever comes closest to expressing the disposabte
thein agriculture. At sectoral tevet, this is Indicator 2, although to reftect
speciaL importance of fami[y workers in agricuLture in the Community, Indicator
given 3 is as additionat information. These two indicators reftect changes in
rents, harmonization hasinterest and compensation of employees, a[though futt
yet to be There is atso a rjskachieved in the Member States on these factors.
in an incomeof misptacing items the more individuaI components are included
indicator. The same appties to a somewhat lesser extent to the rates of change.
For this reason, analysis Indicator 1, which is more retiabtethe centres on
than the other two.II. Changes in agricuttural incore in 19E6 over 19E5
- A- tain results Overvier
According to the information reaI net addedavaitabte at end January 1987, value
in agricutture per annual as a work unit in 1986 for the Community whote ]ras
comparable with the figure for 1985. There appears to have been a slight rise
(+ 9.9 %)t however, in net income agricuLturaI activity of total labourfrom
input in agriculture, with a 2.5 Z) net income fromsharper rise G for
agricutturaI activity the Community as a whote.of fami[y labour input for
Tabte 1 : Probabte change in real per annuat inagricuttural incore rork unit
(in 1986 as against 19E5 Z)
Net va Lue added Net income from agr cu Ltura L act i vi t
Membe r ami at of tota t Labour i nput of f Ly
State factor Labour i cost in agricutture nput
Indi cator 1 ? Indi cator 3Indi cator
B 514 415 416
DK 318 9r2718
D 817 16 1?,9 r8
GR 115 2rO 216
E 416 5r2 416
F 1rA 1r4 ?r0
IRL 713 816 917
I 113 0,? 311
L 4rA 3t6416
NL 1r6 119 1rg
UK 4rA 513 17 ,O
EUR 11 011 019 ?,5
NB: The commas pointsin the tabtes read as decimat