November 12, 2022 – Croatian agricultural products are up to 22% more expensive as inflation continues to weigh and raw material costs continue to rise.
As Poslovny Dnevnik writes, the average producer prices of Croatian agricultural products in the second quarter of this year increased by 22.1% compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (DZS).
Prices for crop products increased by 22.7% and those for livestock, poultry and livestock products by 21.3%. The increase in prices for vegetable products was achieved in all groups of vegetable products, except for the group of fruits whose prices fell by 8.1%.
The increase in prices of vegetable products in general was mainly influenced by the increase in prices in the groups of cereals (by 65.1%), vegetables (by 30.4%) and wine (by 9.2 %).
In the group of products that have the largest share in livestock compared to the same quarter of 2021, prices are much higher. For cattle there was a price increase of 28.6%, for pigs there was an increase of 19.5%, for milk – 18.4% and eggs – 42.5% . Prices also increased in other livestock groups.
Prices of goods and services for everyday use in the second quarter of this year for Croatian agricultural products compared to the same period last year increased by 50.1%, and this growth was mainly influenced by the rise in energy, fertilizer and animal feed prices.
Thus, energy prices increased by 90.7%, fertilizers by 189.9% and animal feed by 27.5%. Prices for seeds and planting materials also increased by 17.9%, affecting not only farmers but also end consumers.
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