EU28 real agricultural income per worker has decreased by 1.3% in 2013, after an increase of 0.3% in 2012, according to first estimates issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
This decrease results from a fall in real agricultural income (-2.1%), together with a reduction in agricultural labour input (-0.9%). These estimates for the EU28 are based on data supplied by the national authorities in the Member States. Between 2005 and 2013, EU28 real agricultural income per worker is estimated to have increased by 29.2%, while agricultural labour input has fallen by 20.8%. The decrease in EU28 real agricultural income in 2013 is mainly the result of higher increase in real terms in input costs (+0.8%) than in the value of the output of the agricultural sector at producer prices (+0.1%).
Real agricultural income per worker in 2013 is estimated to have risen in fifteen Member States and fallen in thirteen. he highest increases are expected in the Netherlands (+11.4%), Romania (+10.4%), Spain (+10.0%) and Italy (+8.9%), and the steepest decreases in Estonia (-17.2%), France (-16.4%), Croatia (-16.2%) and Germany (-10.0%).
Friday December 13, 2013/ EC/ European Union.