Real agricultural income per worker up 1.4% on 2014 in Ireland

Real agricultural income per worker is up 1.4% in Ireland on 2014, according to the latest figures from Eurostat.

The figures, the first estimates for 2015, show that there’s been an increase of 16.1% on 2010.

Overall, real agricultural income per worker down by 4.3% in the EU.

Across the EU Member States, real agricultural income per worker in 2015 is expected to have risen in 13 Member States and fallen in 15 compared with previous year, albeit in different proportions, according to Eurostat.

The largest increase of real agricultural income per worker in Croatia, while the figures show the largest decline in Germany.

Compared with the previous year, the highest increases of the real agricultural income per worker are expected in Croatia (21.5%), Latvia (14.3%), Greece (12.1%), France (8.8%) and Italy (8.7%).

The largest decreases in Germany (37.6%), Poland (23.8%), Luxembourg (20.0%), Denmark (19.7%), the United Kingdom (19.3%) and Romania (19.2%).

Between 2010 and 2015, EU real agricultural income per worker is estimated to have decreased by 5.7%, the figures show.

Over this period, real agricultural income per worker has risen in 10 Member States, notably in Italy, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Ireland.

Falls were recorded in 18 Member States, with the largest being registered in Finland, Germany, Romania, Poland, Malta and Luxembourg.

Compared with 2014, the value of EU agricultural output in 2015 is estimated to have decreased by 2.5% in nominal terms.

According to Eurostat, this is mainly due to a marked fall in the value of animal production (5.9%) and a slight decrease in the value of crop output (0.3%), combined with a decrease for input costs (2.4%).

The fall in the value of animal production is mainly due to declines in the value of milk (14.9%) and pigs (8.9%), only partly compensated by increases for cattle (4.3%), sheep and goats (3.2%), eggs (2.1%) and poultry (1.1%).

Source: Eurostat
Source: Eurostat

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