Agriculture - Change in price of farm expenses by industry and category 1982 Q4–2021 Q2

Stats NZ

Data calculation/treatment

Input indexes: measure changes in prices paid by producers for goods and services they use. Stats NZ weight and price goods and services used by New Zealand producers to present an input price index for each industry. Inputs can either be domestically supplied or imported.

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Limitations of the data

This dataset measures price change for fixed inputs of goods and services to the farming industry. It does not fully measure changes in the production costs of farming. This is because production costs do not solely depend on price movements, but also on factors that affect productivity (eg technological advances, management efficiency, and climate fluctuations).


This dataset does not cover capital expenditure and depreciation.

Changes to data collection/processing

From 19 May 2014, Stats NZ made all FEPI indexes available each quarter, published along with the PPI information releases.
Stats NZ also separated some input categories at the request of users.
- Fertiliser, lime, and seeds has been split into three separate indexes.
- In dairy cattle farms, animal health and breeding has been split into two separate categories.
- In dairy cattle farms, feed, grazing, cultivation, and harvesting has been split into two categories – stock grazing; and cultivation, harvest, and purchase of animal feed.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Farm Expense Price Index: Expense categories (Quarterly) June 2021


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Farm Inputs - FPI > Farm expense price index - Expense categories - (Base Dec 2013 = 1000) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Figure.NZ has calculated the quarter-on-quarter percentage changes and the year-on-year percentage changes based on the index provided by Stats NZ.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Farm Expense Price Index: Expense categories (Quarterly) June 2021

From the dataset Farm Expense Price Index: Expense categories (Quarterly) June 2021, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: FPI436001_20200901_030124_43
  • Range: B4:TI158
  • Provided: 80,960 data points

Dataset originally released on:

August 18, 2021

Purpose of collection

The farm expenses price index (FEPI) tables provide information on changes in input costs for the New Zealand farming industry.