The index of the real income of factors in agriculture per annual work unit (better known as index of agricultural income or Indicator A) has increased by 18% in EU15 countries and 35% in EU28 countries from 2005 to 2014 as evident from Eurostat statistics. It is clear from the figure below that compared to 2005, agricultural incomes more than doubled in Estonia and Slovakia in 2012-2014, while it was just decreasing in Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovenia.
Agricultural income in the European Union by member state, 2005-2014 (2005=100)
Source: Own composition based on Eurostat 2015 data.
Without going very much into detail, it is apparent that agricultural income has been increasing in each period in the majority of the cases.… Read the rest