Economic accounts for agriculture, by statistical spatial units at level 2/NUTS 2 level

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Source and methods of data collection

Economic accounts for agriculture by statistical spatial units at NUTS 2 level for the Republic of Croatia are calculated on the basis of survey data of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, the administrative data of the Agricultural Extension Service and the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development.

The data are presented according to NUTS 2013 (common classification of territorial units for statistics), https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2013:342:FULL&from=EN, in which Croatia was divided according to the national classification of territorial units for statistics (NKPJS 2012.), https://narodne-novine.nn.hr/clanci/sluzbeni/2012_08_96_2161.html. NKPJS 2012. refers to the territorial division of the Republic of Croatia for statistical purposes.

According to NUTS, statistical spatial units at level 2 consist of two non-administrative units: Adriatic Croatia and Continental Croatia (i.e. two statistical regions). Until 2012, the Republic of Croatia had been divided into three statistical regions (i.e. spatial units for statistics at level 2). In 2012, the statistical regions of North-western Croatia and Central and Eastern (Panonian) Croatia were merged into the Continental Croatia, while Adriatic Croatia remained unchanged.

The calculation of economic accounts for agriculture at NUTS 2 level is based on the results of the survey "Economic Accounts for Agriculture" calculated for the level of the Republic of Croatia. The calculation methodology consists of a combination of the top-down method for quantitative indicators (intermediate consumption) and bottom-up (output, investment, all kinds of subsidies and labour force) methods using price levels at the level of the Republic of Croatia according to individual calculation indicators.

A series of data on economic accounts for agriculture for the period from 2005 2015 has been revised in order to align the calculation with the European System of Accounts ESA 2010 and other national and international laws. This resulted in data on economic accounts for agriculture revised at NUTS 2 level.

The non-additivity of the sum of individual components of the indicators is the result of applying the method of calculation and rounding of values at the detailed level of categories and subcategories.

The accounting period is a calendar year.

The agricultural production is valuated at basic prices, which means that all subsidies on products and services are included and all taxes on products and services are excluded.

The methodology for economic accounts for agriculture by statistical spatial units  at NUTS 2 level is based on the Manual on Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Forestry EAA/EAF 97 (rev.1.1   Eurostat), http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/statmanuals/files/KS-27-00-782-__-I-EN.pdf and the Target Methodology for Agricultural Labour Input (ALI) Statistics (Rev.1 Eurostat, 2010), http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/statmanuals/files/KS-32-00-079-3A-I-EN.pdf

 

Coverage

Economic accounts for agriculture by statistical spatial units at NUTS 2 level, cover the whole agricultural production (by both private family farms and business entities).

 

Definitions

Agricultural production equals the sum value of outputs of crops, animals, animal products, agricultural services and the value of inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities.

Crop production includes the production of cereals, industrial crops, fodder, horticultural products, fruits, vegetables and other unspecified agricultural products.

Output of livestock production includes the production and products of livestock, poultry and other animals.

Production of agricultural products includes the production of milk, eggs and other unspecified agricultural products.

Agricultural goods and services consist of agricultural value of production of all agricultural goods (crop and animal production) and agricultural services.

Inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities are activities that cannot be separated from main activities and should be conducted on a farm (processing of milk, grapes, olives, fruits and vegetables).

Intermediate consumption is the value of inputs used for agricultural production. It is valuated at purchase prices.

Gross value added at basic prices equals the agricultural production at basic prices less intermediate consumption at purchase prices.

Fixed capital consumption is the value of depreciation of fixed capital goods as a result of normal wear and tear in the course of the production process.

Net value added at basic prices equals the gross value added at basic prices less fixed capital consumption.