Croatia has highest increase of real agricultural income per worker in EU

In 2015 Croatia recorded the highest increase in real agricultural income per worker of all EU countries, while at the EU level that income dropped again, according to preliminary estimates by the EU's statistical office Eurostat.

Real agricultural income per worker in Croatia increased this year by 21.5% compared to last year. In the 2010-2015 period real agricultural income per worker in Croatia dropped 17.3%, the Eurostat estimated.

This year Croatia is in a group of 13 EU countries that reported an increase in real agricultural income per worker. Latvia reported an increase of 14.3%, Greece reported an increase of 12.1%, while France and Italy reported growth rates of 8.8% and 8.7% respectively.

Annual real agricultural income per worker decreased the most in Germany, by 37.6%. Germany is followed by Poland, with a 23.8% drop, Luxembourg, which reported a 20% decrease, and Denmark, which reported a 19.7% decline in real agricultural income per worker.

In the 2010-2015 period real agricultural income per worker decreased the most in Finland, where it was more than halved, while it increased the most in Italy, by 26.1%, and the Czech Republic, by 21.6%.

In the EU28, real agricultural income per worker dropped 4.3%, real agricultural income dropped by 6% and input costs in agriculture dropped 1.8%. In 2013 real agricultural income per worker in the EU dropped 1.7%.

In the past five years real agricultural income per worker in the EU declined 5.7%, the Eurostat said.

According to Eurostat estimates, the value of agricultural output in 2015 dropped 2.5% in nominal terms from the previous year, primarily due to a 5.9% drop in the value of animal production. Crop production dropped as well, by 0.3% and intermediate consumption dropped 2.4%.

Last update: Wed, 16/12/2015 - 14:10
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