35% the Average increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during March 2017

35% the Average increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during March 2017

The Data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for Mar 2017 by 35.2% compared with Mar 2016. (The Price Index reached 135.2 in Mar 2017 compared with 100.0 for Mar 2016).The most significant crops that contributed to this increase were potatoes 24.7%, cucumber 16.8%, almond 75.3%, strawberries 41.6%, tomatoes 300.6%, broad beans 54.9%, sweet green pepper 25.3%, squash 54.0%, eggplants 49.4%, cauliflower 40.7%, carrot 13.4%, hot pepper 66.5%, string beans 55.8%, grape leaves 38.6%, chick-pea 32.3% and lettuce 0.9% (the total of their relative importance constituted 75.6% of the total indicator value).

Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price index of onion, orange, banana, lemon, jew’s mallow, spinach by 21.2%, 12.8, 1.5%, 17.7%, 31.3 and 28.0% respectively (the total of their relative importance constituted 24.4 of the total indicator value).
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