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Economic accounts for agriculture - values at current prices

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Water Use Intensity (WUI) of irrigated crops Water Use Intensity (WUI) of irrigated crops Water use intensity of irrigated crops can be estimated by the use of the following formula: Water Use Intensity (WUI) of irrigated crops (m 3 /€ PPS) Water Use Irrigation crop (m 3 ) / Economic Output crop (€ PPS)   Where, *  Water Use Irrigation crop is the total water used (in m 3 ) for the irrigation of the specific crop in the same area and for the same year (currently 2010). *  Economic Output crop is the production value at producer price in € PPS * (values at current prices) of a specific irrigated crop in a specified area (NUTS 2). * Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) is used by Eurostat as a common currency for the European region which accounts for differences in the purchasing power over the 28 Member States and other European countries included in the assessments (e.g. EFTA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates). Theoretically, one PPS can buy the same amount of goods and services in each country. The adjustment for price level differences is done using Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs). Thus, PPPs can be interpreted as the exchange rate of the PPS against the euro. The analysis is conducted using data from the latest available year from the Eurostat Farm Structure Survey -FSS (currently 2010) [1] , while the spatial scale used is the NUTS2 level [2] . In general, lower WUI values reflect more efficient use of water or, in other terms, more benefit is being generated per unit of water used for irrigation. The WUI has been calculated for selected crops irrigated in Europe, namely: cereals (excluding maize and rice), maize, sugar beets, rape and turnip rape, sunflower, potatoes and citrus. Some other categories of crops (e.g. olives, vineyards, fruits and berries), for which data are available, were examined, but practical issues emerged and challenged the analysis. The production value of olives refers to both “table olives” and “olive oil”, yet the irrigated area data do not distinguish among categories. The same applies for the vineyards (“table grapes” vs. “wine”). In the case of fruit and berry plantations, this category represents a great variety of fruits with ranging water needs and various products. For these crops no values of WUI were calculated. [1] Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 of 29 February 1988 on the organization of Community surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings (OJ L 56, 2.3.1988, p. 1); and Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council. Regulation (EEC) No 571/88. For more information consult section 4 – Data Sources. [2] The data currently used also refer to the year 2010 and were sourced from Eurostat economic accounts for agriculture – regional agricultural statistics. For more information consult section 4 – Data Sources.

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