Reports show a steady incline over several months in UK farm gate prices. The prices in March this year were up 3.0 points when compared to March of last year.
Fresh fruit has seen a great increase in farm gate price since last year
This trend started in the latter part of 2019 and has continued into 2020, making this year (thus far) the best year as of recent in terms of farm gate prices.
Fresh fruit is leading the charge for the recent upwards trend and has also seen a great increase in price since last year. In addition to this, there has been price increases across all livestock, especially pigs, sheep, and lambs when compared to 2019.
However, most crop outputs (cereals, fresh vegetables, and forage plants) hold lower prices when compared to 2019.
2020 is on its way to become the best year as of recent in terms of farm gate prices (output) Source: Gov.uk: Agricultural Price Index
Since the latter part of 2019, the farm gate prices (output) has increased steadily Source: Gov.uk: Agricultural Price Index – March 2020