In January-February of 2020, the joint index of costs for production of agricultural commodities in Ukraine decreased by 7.2% compared with the same period of 2019, reported the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
In particular, the costs for production of plant growing commodities lowered by 7.8% compared with the same period of 2019, and animal commodities — down 6.8%.
According to the statistics figures, in February 2020 the costs for production of agricultural commodities increased by 0.2% compared with the previous month. At the same time, the productive capacities of plant growing commodities decreased by 0.1%, while the rates of animal commodities increased by 3.2%.
Also, in January-February the cost indices for materials and equipment of industrial origin used in agriculture, decreased by 8.4% compared with the figures of the first two months of 2019.