Supply balance sheets of agricultural products
Statistical activity code: 21213
Indicators of the supply balance of cereals, honey, oleaginous seeds and fruit, eggs, meat, milk and dairy products, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and berries, and potatoes (depending on the methodology, partially with processed products converted to basic product): production, imports (incl. from EU Member States) and exports (incl. to EU Member States), change in stocks, losses, use as seed and animal feed, industrial use, human consumption
Combined Nomenclature (CN)
Animal feed – the quantities of agricultural products (raw or processed) used for animal feed and/or for the production of animal feed.
Change in stocks – the stock of agricultural products: final stock minus initial stock. This includes stocks at agricultural holding level, stocks held by wholesale and processing companies.
Domestic use – consumption for seeds, eggs for hatching and animal feed as well as industrial uses, human consumption and losses.
Eggs for hatching – the quantities of eggs in incubation.
Human consumption – agricultural products consumed irrespective of the processing level.
Imports, exports – volume of imports and exports of agricultural products, including processed products, as well as trade between the EU Member States.
Industrial use – the quantities of agricultural products used for the production of alcoholic beverages, beer and other products, excluding food and animal feed.
Losses – losses at the holdings and in marketing stages (during storage, transportation, processing, packing, desiccation).
Production – agricultural production produced on the Estonian territory.
Seeds – the quantities of sowed seeds (own production and purchased).
Estonia as a whole
Crop production 1999–…
Meat, eggs 2002–…
Milk and dairy products 2003–…
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Agriculture / Agricultural production / Supply balance sheets of agricultural products” in the following tables:
PM20: Supply balance of cereals
PM29: Supply balance of honey
PM31: Supply balance of potatoes
PM33: Supply balance of fresh vegetables
PM34: Supply balance of fresh fruits
PM37: Supply balance of oleaginous seeds and fruit
PM42: Supply balance for meat
PM45: Supply balance for eggs
PM47: Supply balance for milk and milk products
Eurostat’s manuals for supply balance sheets of agricultural products
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
Supply Balance Sheets of cereals and oilseeds are comparable with the data of other European Union countries because a common methodology is used.
Since 2017, the data on cereals and oilseeds are not directly comparable due to a change in methodology.
Since 2017, the Supply Balance Sheets methodology has been amended according to the Eurostat guidelines:
1. The calculation is based on the calendar year (1 January – 31 December).
2. Only part of the cereals and oilseeds is covered.
3. Only the first level processed products, such as flour, are included in the calculation of the resources and consumption of cereals.
Calendar-year-based accounting has been used since 2017/2018 also for other crop products. Therefore, the stocks at the beginning and at the end of the period are not directly comparable. As only the changes in stocks, and not exact values of stocks, are included in the calculation of consumption, consumption data is still comparable. The changes in stocks data for fruits and vegetables have not been registered since 2015 because reliable data are not available, but they do not affect the consumption trend.
As input data for Supply Balance Sheets are data of other agricultural statistics activities, the Supply Balance Sheets are consistent with other agricultural statistics. Production data are derived from agricultural production statistics. Data on imports and exports are derived from foreign trade statistics The Supply Balance Sheets for cereals, potatoes, eggs, meat and dairy products cover processed products, converting them into basic products using Eurostat technical coefficients. The amount of feeding stuff used for animal feed is consistent with the change in the number of animals as it is determined by the change in the number of livestock units (if the amount of feeding stuff used for animal feed is not calculated based on other balance sheet items).
The outputs of the statistical activity are consistent as total consumption is always calculated on the basis of other entries. Consumption subheadings are coherent as one of them is always calculated on the basis of other headings. Depending on available data, also any other balance sheet item can be calculated.
Cost of statistical activity 20 thousand euros (data for 2018)
Total time of filling in reports of the statistical activity, working days: 48.9
Average time of filling in the reports, hours per report:
Põllumajandussaaduste ja -toodete varu. Viinamarjaveinid 2.8
Põllumajandussaaduste ja -toodete varu 1.6
(data for 2016)
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 21203 “Livestock farming and meat production”, 21206 “Purchase and use of milk”, 21207 “Economic accounts for agriculture”, 21214 “Crop farming”, 22303 “Foreign trade” and 40203 “Household Budget Survey” are used.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data.
Based on the data of output, external trade and supply, consumption is determined and classified by purpose. Depending on available data, also any other balance sheet item can be calculated.
For supply balance sheets of cereals, eggs, meat and milk products, also processed products are included. These are converted to basic product by using a technical coefficient offered by Eurostat.