1. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Taoiseach further to Regulation EC No 138/2004 of 5 December 2003, on the economic accounts for agriculture in the Community EEA, the EEA figures supplied by Ireland to the EU since the introduction of the regulation by the different agri sectors; and the details of the calculations in tabular form. (Question 35047/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): The agricultural accounts compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) meet national and EU requirements and are part of the Economic Accounts of Agriculture (EAA) framework. The estimates are prepared under Regulation (EC) No 138/2004 of 5 December 2003, which sets the scope and main methodological approaches. They provide detailed estimates of major accounting items, such as output, input costs, gross and net value added and operating surplus. The results are transmitted to Eurostat for publication on the European database, and are also published by the CSO in the Output, Input & Income in Agriculture release three times a year (i.e. an advance estimate in December, preliminary estimate the following March and final estimate in June).

The estimates are based on data from a combination of sources including administrative data, industry sources and several statistical surveys, conducted by the CSO, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Teagasc. The detailed Methodological Note and Quality Report are available on the CSO’s website. In addition, EAA Inventories for all EU member states will be published by Eurostat in the near future.

The following tables contain the details of Ireland’s Economic Accounts for Agriculture for each year from 2003 to 2016.

Table 1  Output, Input and Income in Agriculture, 2003 - 2009

€m

Item -  Outputs 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Livestock (incl. stock changes) 2065.40 2212.80 2273.80 2386.80 2378.70 2541.70 2222.80
Cattle 1244.00 1346.10 1406.20 1494.50 1503.50 1686.50 1475.60
Pigs 285.10 297.50 292.90 321.50 288.60 330.10 300.00
Sheep 193.30 200.40 194.20 193.10 184.50 173.80 159.40
Horses 204.30 217.60 234.00 263.50 269.30 228.50 172.70
Poultry 138.70 151.20 146.50 114.30 133.00 122.70 115.10
Livestock products 1470.60 1459.30 1389.50 1380.20 1716.10 1681.50 1153.90
Milk 1431.30 1417.80 1342.10 1332.50 1667.50 1628.10 1106.50
Other products 39.30 41.60 47.30 47.70 48.60 53.40 47.40
Crops (incl. stock changes) 1302.70 1350.60 1378.10 1461.30 1632.70 1657.10 1377.90
Barley 102.20 98.60 67.20 85.10 137.70 113.60 63.90
Wheat 59.50 72.40 51.60 61.80 83.50 72.20 33.90
Oats 10.00 10.40 6.90 12.80 20.60 11.20 9.20
Potatoes 98.70 89.10 78.80 104.20 103.90 79.90 86.60
Mushrooms 124.50 114.70 110.00 99.90 99.60 102.80 98.80
Other fresh vegetables 78.70 84.20 89.30 89.60 94.80 94.70 108.40
Fresh fruit 30.40 28.90 34.00 40.80 33.00 33.20 32.50
Other crops 44.70 52.50 51.50 53.70 62.70 62.80 57.30
Forage plants 644.20 690.70 789.50 877.40 964.10 1053.60 852.30
Goods output at producer prices 4838.70 5022.80 5041.40 5228.30 5727.50 5880.30 4754.60
Contract work 247.90 261.10 270.10 271.50 288.30 281.00 268.70
Subsidies on products 928.40 912.10 453.40 3.80 0.70 32.40 30.00
Taxes on products 35.80 39.10 54.20 36.80 41.10 50.70 39.30
Agricultural output at basic prices 5979.10 6156.90 5710.70 5466.70 5975.40 6143.00 5014.00

Table 1  Output, Input and Income in Agriculture, 2010 - 2016 (continued)

€m

Item - Outputs (continued) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Livestock (incl. stock changes) 2259.60 2644.80 3065.00 3147.60 3070.09 3450.17 3432.45
Cattle 1502.30 1795.10 2119.50 2151.80 2012.26 2358.02 2281.86
Pigs 333.70 394.20 441.50 475.70 471.28 458.35 468.03
Sheep 165.60 189.80 204.40 203.80 231.61 244.28 255.25
Horses 145.90 135.60 166.70 186.50 221.67 247.29 270.49
Poultry 112.20 130.10 132.90 129.90 133.28 142.23 156.83
Livestock products 1583.90 1891.10 1692.30 2132.30 2151.31 1938.54 1855.72
Milk 1541.90 1834.80 1629.80 2073.40 2093.11 1871.43 1790.25
Other products 42.00 56.30 62.60 58.90 58.20 67.10 65.47
Crops (incl. stock changes) 1670.00 1715.90 1784.50 2066.40 1747.49 1743.27 1769.77
Barley 118.30 163.20 209.70 207.40 196.32 173.96 146.89
Wheat 59.90 106.20 100.80 57.40 69.40 63.25 63.14
Oats 14.60 20.70 24.40 24.90 14.80 25.46 20.78
Potatoes 117.60 85.50 103.20 164.30 89.16 123.62 138.28
Mushrooms 98.50 100.30 111.90 121.50 133.17 136.95 121.69
Other fresh vegetables 87.90 90.80 83.50 87.70 93.93 100.02 106.30
Fresh fruit 35.20 34.90 46.40 48.90 49.88 50.78 51.13
Other crops 58.40 72.20 64.30 60.10 59.00 65.18 72.13
Forage plants 1045.30 1007.30 1007.60 1294.30 1041.83 1004.04 1049.43
Goods output at producer prices 5513.50 6251.80 6541.80 7346.30 6968.89 7131.97 7057.94
Contract work 319.20 335.40 323.80 365.80 358.73 348.00 361.48
Subsidies on products 31.80 31.00 28.50 9.40 28.82 43.22 55.87
Taxes on products 42.30 42.00 56.70 49.80 62.52 126.08 55.73
Agricultural output at basic prices 5822.20 6576.20 6837.50 7671.60 7293.93 7397.10 7419.56

Table 1  Output, Input and Income in Agriculture, 2003 - 2009 

€m

Item - Inputs 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Intermediate consumption 3464.70 3516.10 3744.70 4014.70 4225.70 4700.00 4190.60
Feedingstuffs 923.00 903.90 865.10 962.40 1024.80 1184.30 1048.90
Fertilisers 371.30 358.00 363.00 379.20 360.10 517.20 420.60
FISIM 68.00 83.00 91.00 110.00 111.00 124.00 87.00
Seeds 81.40 84.30 85.50 92.60 105.60 110.50 86.70
Energy and lubricants 227.70 237.60 300.30 329.80 347.80 379.30 340.00
Maintenance and repairs 325.10 327.20 369.40 377.70 393.30 400.50 399.70
Other Goods and services 325.60 319.90 357.90 361.80 370.60 386.80 416.30
Crop protection products 65.10 64.60 55.90 46.40 50.90 56.70 47.60
Veterinary expenses 194.90 196.10 209.50 220.50 225.50 224.20 237.00
Forage plants 635.00 680.50 777.00 862.80 947.90 1035.50 838.30
Contract work 247.90 261.10 270.10 271.50 288.30 281.00 268.70
Gross value added at basic prices 2514.40 2640.90 1966.00 1452.00 1749.80 1443.00 823.40
Fixed capital consumption 639.80 651.90 647.60 668.00 704.00 769.40 779.60
Machinery, equipment, etc. 440.60 442.50 430.80 440.00 458.20 491.10 489.20
Farm buildings 199.20 209.30 216.80 228.00 245.80 278.30 290.40
Net value added at basic prices 1874.60 1989.00 1318.40 784.00 1045.80 673.60 43.80
Other subsidies less taxes on production 577.20 592.40 1680.50 1826.90 1844.90 1880.90 1812.90
Factor income 2451.80 2581.40 2999.00 2610.90 2890.60 2554.50 1856.70
Compensation of employees 391.10 404.00 409.10 425.30 448.60 436.30 427.70
Operating surplus 2060.70 2177.40 2589.90 2185.60 2442.00 2118.30 1429.00
Interest less FISIM 189.47 195.53 211.44 262.56 344.81 411.34 328.66
Land rental 178.68 171.84 159.50 152.82 149.09 153.02 150.69
Entrepreneurial income 1691.93 1810.05 2218.93 1770.20 1948.09 1553.89 949.63

Table 1  Output, Input and Income in Agriculture, 2010 - 2016 (continued)

€m

Item - Inputs (continued) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Intermediate consumption 4433.40 4706.80 5054.00 5670.00 5119.84 5021.34 5103.41
Feedingstuffs 1001.90 1142.30 1428.40 1582.60 1296.55 1317.44 1350.98
Fertilisers 450.30 493.70 492.00 613.90 565.61 565.12 508.37
FISIM 53.00 62.80 58.00 52.70 59.10 62.60 67.90
Seeds 51.70 56.30 63.60 75.50 67.21 70.08 68.45
Energy and lubricants 371.00 425.50 443.20 452.60 454.98 400.32 375.35
Maintenance and repairs 418.50 428.30 445.80 441.40 452.30 430.99 459.99
Other Goods and services 440.00 450.70 444.40 453.50 473.09 482.06 510.16
Crop protection products 54.10 58.30 66.20 59.00 69.18 74.82 68.84
Veterinary expenses 232.70 250.90 282.60 285.10 285.99 268.88 285.53
Forage plants 1041.00 1002.70 1006.00 1288.00 1037.10 1001.06 1046.35
Contract work 319.20 335.40 323.80 365.80 358.73 348.00 361.48
Gross value added at basic prices 1388.80 1869.40 1783.50 2001.60 2174.08 2375.76 2316.15
Fixed capital consumption 733.90 709.90 716.80 711.90 762.96 804.80 812.70
Machinery, equipment, etc. 411.90 393.40 394.90 383.60 417.53 440.97 425.76
Farm buildings 322.00 316.50 321.90 328.30 345.42 363.83 386.95
Net value added at basic prices 654.90 1159.50 1066.70 1289.70 1411.13 1570.96 1503.44
Other subsidies less taxes on production 1651.30 1831.70 1682.00 1557.60 1525.78 1415.89 1592.10
Factor income 2306.20 2991.20 2748.70 2847.30 2936.91 2986.85 3095.54
Compensation of employees 464.70 475.40 468.00 491.40 495.72 489.00 507.68
Operating surplus 1841.50 2515.80 2280.70 2355.90 2441.19 2497.84 2587.86
Interest less FISIM 311.49 295.10 296.01 298.31 267.14 248.12 222.46
Land rental 209.30 214.11 214.03 205.70 202.08 203.06 239.89
Entrepreneurial income 1320.54 2006.34 1770.31 1851.69 1971.97 2046.66 2125.50