|  2012-12-13

Eurostat: Romania, most significant decline in EU in real revenues of farmers, in 2012

The real revenues of farmers in the agricultural sector in Romania in 2012 registered a 16.4 percent decline, the most significant decline in the EU, while in the European Union (EU27) these increased 1 percent, after having grown 8 percent in 2011, according to the preliminary data on 2012 presented on Wednesday by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat)

The highest increases of farmers' revenues were registered in Belgium (30 percent), the Netherlands (14.9 percent), Lithuania (13.6 percent) and Germany (12.1 percent), and the steepest declines of farmer's revenues were registered in Romania (minus 16.4), Hungary (minus 15.7 percent) and Slovenia (minus 15.1 percent).

The real revenues of the employees in the agricultural sector enhanced in 2012 in 16 member states and declined in 11 member states.

Between 2005 and 2012, Eurostat estimates that the real revenue for an employee in the agricultural sector advanced, on the average, 29.7 percent in EU-27 and the labour force in the agricultural sector dropped 20 percent.


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