Producer Price Index-Agriculture (PPI-A), 3rd Quarter 2020…

by | Nov 24, 2020 | Economie

The Producer Price Index–Agriculture, which was 101.0 in June 2020 remained unchanged in September 2020. The index increased by 1.0%, decreased by 3.1% and increased by 2.2% in July, August and September respectively.

The index for “Sugar cane” for the period July 2019 to June 2020 was 71.9 based on the final price of sugar for the 2019 crop. This represents an increase of 30.7% over the 2018 crop. The index for the period July to September 2020 was 75.8 based on the forecast for the crop year 2020-2021. This index will be revised at the end of June 2021 when the final price is available.

In July, the index for “Other crop products” fell by 1.2%, mainly due to decreases of 5.8% and 1.3% in the prices of edible roots and tubers, and fresh vegetables (tomato and brinjal) respectively, partly mitigated by an increase of 1.9% in the prices of fruits and nuts. In August, the index fell by 7.7% mainly due to decreases of 10.4% in the prices of fresh vegetables (tomato and creepers) and 9.5% in the prices of fruits and nuts. In September, the index rose by 6.2% mainly due to increases of 11.0% in the prices of fruits and nuts and 5.8% in the prices of fresh vegetables (creepers).

The index for “Animals and animal products” remained unchanged at 99.4 in July as a result of an increase in the prices of poultry (+1.8%), partly offset by a decrease in the prices of eggs (-6.5%). In August, the index decreased by 1.0% due to decreases in the prices of poultry (-1.2%) and eggs (-4.8%), partly mitigated by an increase in the prices of pigs (+14.2%). In September, the index rose by 0.3% due to an increase in the prices of poultry (+1.2%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of eggs (-2.2%) and pigs (-2.4%).

The overall index for the third quarter of 2020 decreased by 11.0% and 4.6% when compared to the previous and corresponding quarter respectively.

Statistics Mauritius
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
23 November 2020

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