The index of prices for agricultural products is stable and prices decreased by 25-30% this year due to the increase of production and exports, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. During 2015, the production of fruits and vegetables reached record levels as well as the production of several other products such as cereal, grapes, olives and eggs.
According to statistics published by the Institute of Statistics, the average prices of greenhouse products (mainly vegetables), have increased slightly while the prices of imported products has increased.
The Ministry of Agriculture has announced lately that it will be in charge for producing and issuing statistics and official data on the agriculture sector, including the costs and the production prices of agricultural products.
So far, the only institution that provides and releases data on the agriculture sector is the Institute of Statistics. This move comes as an effort to increase the transparency on the statistics of this field, says the Ministry of Agriculture.
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