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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

May 06, 2020
FARM PRODUCT PRICES, MARCH 2020

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the DailyStats will expand coverage to additional data that may signal rapidly changing economic conditions. The Farm Product Prices Survey produces provincial data on average prices received by farmers for agricultural products produced and sold.

Nova Scotia Month-over-Month Sectors

In March 2020 vs February 2020,  Nova Scotia Farm Product Prices for:

  • Wheat (except durum wheat)  increased 1.8 per cent  ($4.65 per metric tonne)  to $262.65 per metric tonne
  • Cattle for slaughter increased 2.4 per cent  ($2.32 per hundredweight)  to $100.20 per hundredweight
  • Chickens for meat was unchanged at $2.26 per kilogram
  • Unprocessed milk from bovine increased 1 per cent ($7.44 per kilolitire) to $770.72 per kilolitre
  • Eggs in shell was unchanged at $1.79 per dozen

 

Nova Scotia Year-over-Year Sectors 

In March 2019 vs March 2020, Nova Scotia Farm Product Prices (Dollars) for:

  • Wheat (except durum wheat)  increased 8.7 per cent ($21.11 per metric tonne) to $262.65 per metric tonne
  • Oats increased 3.8 per cent ($8.37 per metric tonne) to $230.58 per metric tonne
  • Barley increased 0.7 per cent ($1.49 per metric tonne) to $220.87 per metric tonne
  • Corn for grain increased 8.0 per cent ($19.54 per metric tonne) to $262.32 per metric tonne
  • Cattle for slaughter increased 6.4 per cent ($6.06 per hundredweight) to $100.20 per hundredweight
  • Cattle for feeding increased 5.0 per cent  ($5.87 per hundredweight) to $123.72 per hundredweight
  • Calves for feeding decreased 4.9 per cent (-$7.14 per hundredweight) to $139.50 per hundredweight
  • Hogs increased 7.9 per cent ($3.74 per hundredweight) to $73.27 per hundredweight
  • Chickens for meat  increased 1.8 per cent ($0.04 per kilogram) to $2.26 per kilogram
  • Turkeys for meat decreased 2.1 per cent (-$0.05 per kilogram) to $2.35 per kilolitre
  • Unprocessed milk from bovine increased 2.7 per cent ($20.01 per kilolitre) to $770.72 per kilolitre
  • Eggs in shell decreased 0.6 per cent (-$0.01 per dozen) to $1.79 per dozen

 

 

 

 

 Source: Statistics Canada.  Table  32-10-0077-01   Farm product prices, crops and livestock



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