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Title
Title:
Agricultural Production Index - Total
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_agri_prod_index_total
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
It is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which calculates the indices at a country, regional and world levels using the Laspeyres formula (for some countries data are available also on the subnational scale). Production quantites of each commodity are weighted by the international commodity prices 1989-91 average and summed for each year. To obtain the index, the aggragate for a given year is divided by the average aggreagte for the base period 1989-91. Since the FAO indices are based on the concept of agriculture as a single enterprise, amounts of seed and feed are substracted from the production data to avoid double counting (I.e. once in the production data and the other in the crops or livestock produced from them): It should be noted that when calculating indices of agricultural, food and non-food production, all intermediate primary inputs of agricultural origin are deducted. However, for indices of any other commodity group, only inputs originating fron within the same group are deducted. The "international commoditiy prices" are used in order to avoid the use of exchange rates for obtaining continental and world aggregates, and also to improve and facilitate international comparative analysis of productivity at the national level. These "international prices", expressed in so-called "international dollars", are derived using a Geary-Khamis formula for the agricultrual sector. This method assigns a single "price" to each commodity. For example, one metric ton of wheat has the same price regardless of the country where it was produced. The currency unti in which the prices are expressed has no infulence on these indices published. The agicultural production per capita has the same methodology as the total production indicator. Where no official or semi-official figures are available form countries, FAO makes estimates that are included in its reports and yearbooks. The FAO indices may differ from those produced ny the countries themselves because of differences in concepts of production, coverage, weights, time reference of data, use of international prices instead of national prices converted to US dollars, and methods of calculation.
Purpose:
The FAO index of agricultural production shows the relative level of the agricultural production for each year in comparison with a given base period. It is an important indicator of primary extor production and allows the rise and decline in production in comparison with a given base period.
Units:
Net Production Index Number (PIN) base 1989-91
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Agricultural Production
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Agriculture
Free Keywords:
Agriculture, Agricultural Production Index, Total, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.org
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-2000
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020127
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
-----
 
 
Min. Scale:
-----
Max. Scale
-----
Data Resol.:
-----
Data Format:
-----
 
 
 
Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Crops Production
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
Aggregations only
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
Aggregations only
Former Czechoslovakia:
Aggregations only
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Preľ1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only. Preľ1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only. Preľ1991 relative shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavia SFR calculated based on data available after 1991. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Anguilla are included with those of Saint Kitts and Nevis Data for Belgium include those for Luxembourg. Data for China include those for Taiwan. Data for East Timor are included in those of Indonesia. Data for Eritrea are shown under Ethiopia. Data for Saint Helena include those for Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Definitions:
Index of agricultural production The FAO index of agricultural production shows the relative level of the aggregate volume of agricultural production for each year in comparison with the base period 1989-91. They are based on the sum of price-weighted quantities of different agricultural commodities produced after deductions of quantities used as seed and feed weighted in a similar manner. The resulting aggregate represents, therefore, disposable production for any use except as seed and feed. Net Production Index Number (PIN) base 1989-91 Presents Net Production (Production - Feed - Seed) indices. All indices are calculated by the Laspeyres formula. Net production quantities of each commodity are weighted by 1989-91 average international commodity prices and summed for each year. To obtain the index, the aggregate for a given year is divided by the average aggregate for the base period 1989-91. Indices are calculated from net production data presented on a calendar year basis.
Comments:
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).