5.5% the Average Increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during July 2018

5.5% the Average Increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during July 2018

The data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for July 2018 by 5.5% compared with July 2017. (The Price Index reached 91.6 in July 2018 compared with 86.8 in July 2017).The most significant crops that contributed to this increase were tomatoes (180.8%), onions (41.6%), cantaloupe (65.0%), peach (16.4%), potatoes (12.3%), cauliflower (45.3%), colored sweet pepper (84.3%), water melon (7.8%), eggplants (17.2%) and parsley (88.0%).
( the total of their relative importance constituted 58.2% of the total indicator value).

Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price index of cucumber, grapes, wheat, okra, plum, Chinese lettuce ,squash ,green lettuce ,figs and dates by 26.2%, 17.0%, 19.1%, 19.6%, 10.0%, 50.0%, 12.3%, 30.7%, 42.7% and 51.1% respectively (the total of their relative importance constituted 41.8% of the total indicator value ) .

The report also shows that the Price Index has decreased by 19.4% in July 2018 as compared with June 2018 (the price index reached 91.6 in July 2018 compared with 113.7 in June 2018). The most significant crops that contributed to this decrease (the total of their relative importance constituted 42.1%) were water melon 23.7%, grapes 15.9%, apple 33.6%, eggplants 24.1%, cantaloupe 23.0%, prikly pear 45.4%, vine leaves 32.6%, okra 8.7%, green lettuce 29.2% and squash 8.3%, Meanwhile, there was an increase in the price index of tomatoes, peach, potato, cucumber, nectarine, carrot, pears, spinach, plum and lemon by (49.9%), (19.9%), ( 14.6%), (19.3%), (14.9%), (65.0%), (14.6%), (50.7%), (4.9%) and (10.4%) respectively with a relative importance reached 57.9%.

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