Average EU agchem prices rise in 2008
The average EU price index for agrochemicals increased by 6.5 percentage points in 2008, compared with 2007, says Eurostat, the European Commission's statistical service. In 2007, the increase was just 1.6 points. When adjusted for inflation, pesticide prices rose by 2.1 points in 2008, following a fall of 0.7 points in 2007. The index is calculated from a base level of 100 in the reference year of 2000.