Food Prices Grow Substantially

By 17 February 2018

ZAGREB, February 17, 2018 - Croatian agricultural producer prices increased by 9.7% in the last quarter of 2017 compared with the same period of 2016, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Crop prices rose by 14.1% and prices of livestock, poultry and livestock products by 1.5%. The rise in crop prices was mostly due to lower yields as a result of adverse weather conditions.

Cereal prices increased by 18.5%, fruit prices by 36.4%, vegetable prices by 3.2%, olive oil prices by 3.8% and potato prices by 42.7%. At the same time, forage crop prices fell by 11.7% and wine prices by 6.2%.

Livestock prices rose by 6.5%, milk prices by 7.2% and egg prices by 4.9%, while pig prices dropped by 2.3% and prices of sheep and goats by 4.9%.

Fertiliser prices went up by 7.7%, energy and lubricant prices by 6.3%, veterinary services prices by 3.0% and animal feed prices by 0.7%.