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Prices

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the average market prices and intervention prices (or equivalent) for all the main European Economic Community farm products for each year since 1973 (a) for the European Economic Community as a whole and (b) for the United Kingdom separately.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 April 1985, c. 420]: Information on common intervention prices is set out for the main commodities in table 1. Intervention prices applicable in the United Kingdom are shown in table 2. Indications of market price movements are shown in table 3 which contains index numbers for main commodities from the European Community index of producer prices of agricultural products. Details of average market prices in the United Kingdom are shown, for recent years, in table 29 of the "Annual Review of Agriculture 1985" (Cmnd. 9423): data for earlier years are contained in previous White Papers, copies of these are obtainable through the Library of the House.

Commodity

1973–74

*

1974–75

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

1989–82

1989–83

1983–84

1984–85

Intervention Price (feed wheat)31·2841·3750·6256·1265··4477·1086·7196·44102·22110·91114·19113·05
BarleyIntervention Price27·8535·3443·7856·1265·77·1086·7196·44102·22110·91114·91113·05
MaizeIntervention Price‡
RyeIntervention Price24·7335·1546·1259·2869·7882·6192·90101·35104·68110·91114·19114·19
RiceIntervention Price (paddy rice)‡
SugarIntervention Price (white sugar)║91·43113·90160·30194·46208·84231·29258·52293·06319·91351·83364·57364·57
Olive OilIntervention Price‡
Rape and ColzaBasic intervention price70·7489·26107·56137·39154·52182·28205·53227·48245·67260·64270·97265·53
WineGuide price (per hectolitre)‡
ButterIntervention Price 82% fat406·39543·31684·02981·771170·261494·951656·431804·001966·332163·442213·921977·84
Skimmed Milk PowderIntervention Price30·93412·61452·61513·56535·94607·44673·05751·73819·41904·66925·761026·22
Beef and veal Pigmeat●Intervention price (abult bovines)¶291·07386·43447·55562·04624·42719·00808·65895·07962·261068·291153·051141·54
Notes:

* There were two price settlements in 1974: the prices shown are those fixed in the Autumn.

†No separate price for wheat of breadmaking quality prior to 1976/77.
‡Intervention is not available in the United Kingdom.
║ From 1977/78 the intervention price for sugar is shown inclusive of storage levy.
¶Intervention buying is available for specified carcase categories at different times of the year at specified buying in prices.
● No pigmeat intervention buying schemes have operated in the United Kingdom.

Table 3: EC Index of Producer Prices*— EC 10

(1975=100)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

Soft wheat82·894·3100·3120·4130·9139·1147·2158·9178·6192·5208·0
Feeding barley78·995·1100·0119·1124·3127·0139·9146·9161·8177·7195·7
Sugar beet68·787´100·0102·6103·9108·7119·8134·4135·4145·1162·1
Olives and olive oil60·298·3100·0102·8120·4125·7140·8162·3186·0211·5256·0
Wine must or wine115·8102·2100·0120·1140·8166·9186·8189·4194·5225·4230·3
Milk78·487·0100·0111·1122·5128·1135·9145·0157·3177·2191·3
Cattle excluding calves87·483·4100·0110·6120·6130·4136·5144·7163·2184·1191·3

*Excluding VAT.

Source: Eurostat.