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Intervention Stocks

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what were the levels of the stock of the major agricultural products held in intervention storage by the European Commission for the latest convenient date, expressed in terms of number of days' consumption; and how these stocks compare with comparable dates in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

The following table lists stocks of major agricultural products held in intervention storage by the European Community as at 31 October 1981 and comparable dates from 1978 to 1980, expressed as number of days' consumption.

Number of Days Consumption for the EEC
Commodity1978*1979*1980*1981*
Olive Oil57293460
Beef13·715·516·711·9
Barley1·70·69·69·1
Wheat8·21·646·927·1
Rye61·364·260·446·2
Durum6·512·712·920·3
Butter4667382
Skimmed Milk Powder153585275

Notes:

* Based on 1980–81 consumption levels, excluding Greece, for years before 1981.

† As at 30 November.

‡ As at 26 October.