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Farmgate prices up 12.8% in April amid lockdown

Farmgate prices in Hungary rose 12.8% year-on-year in April, the first full month the country spent in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, state news wire MTI reports, citing data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

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Crop prices increased by 16.1% and prices of live animals and animal products rose 6.6%.

Prices of industrial crops jumped 61.3%, with prices of oil seed crops up 65.2%.

Prices of cereal crops were down 7.1% in April from a year earlier.

Fruit prices bounced 73.6%. Vegetable prices edged up 0.7% and potato prices rose 5.7%.

In January-April, farm gate prices increased 7.5% from the same period of last year as crop prices rose 4.3% and prices of live animals and animal products were up 13.7%.