BRUSSELS, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- The real agricultural income per worker in the 28 member states of EU has decreased by 1.3 percent in 2013, after an increase of 0.3 percent in 2012, according to first estimate issued Friday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The decrease is mainly the result of higher increase in real terms in input cost (+0.8 percent) than in the value of the output of the agricultural sector at producer prices (+0.1 percent).
Real agricultural income per worker in 2013 is estimated to have risen in fifteen member states and fallen in thirteen. The highest increases are expected in the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Italy, while the steepest decreases in Estonia, France, Croatia and Germany.
The estimate is based on data supplied by the national authorities in the member states.
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