Downward trend in real agricultural input prices

Vol. 12 No. 1 (1992)

Jan-Mar / 1992
Published January 1, 1992
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How to Cite

Melo, Fernando Homem de. 1992. “Downward Trend in Real Agricultural Input Prices”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 12 (1):142-48.

Downward trend in real agricultural input prices

Fernando Homem de Melo
Da Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas – FIPE e Faculdade de Economia e Administração da Universidade de São Paulo – FEA/ USP, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 12 No. 1 (1992), Jan-Mar / 1992, Pages 142-148


This paper deals with the reduction of prices in agriculture trying to make sense
of their relation to inputs’ prices. We understand that even with the reduction in final prices,
the equally important reduction in inputs prices acted to soften the losses and may help
agriculture to regain productivity.

JEL Classification: Q11.

Keywords: Agricultural prices productivity