Farmers' share on food expenditures and market margins
For more than 40 years the Institute of Market Analysis estimates market margins, which are defined as the difference between consumer prices and the corresponding producer prices.
For marketeers as well as for politicans it is important to know to which extent producer prices for agricultural products are linked with consumer prices for food products. Therefore the farmers' share in consumer expenditures for foods are calculated as well as special market spreads for pigmeat and beef.
The market share calculations compare consumer expenditures of selected food items with farmers' turnover of the respective farm products. Quantities are adjusted by by-products and losses.
The market spreads for pigmeat and beef are estimated using the consumer prices of different pieces of meat and the average producer prices.
Currently, farmers in Germany receive a quarter of consumer spending on food. Results are annually updated and published on our website.
Permanent task 1.2001 - 12.2025