THE RATE PARTICIPATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
IN THE CONSUMER'S TOTAL EXPENSE FOR FOOD, DRINKS
AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS

D. Ν. BOURDARAS
Athens, August 2003

 The present paper attempts to approach the question: which is the rate participation of the agricultural products value in the value of food, drinks and tobacco products? That is for every 100 € that the consumer pays for food – drinks – cigarettes, how much is that the producer of the primary product receives and how much corresponds to the intermediary stages (processing, trading, transportations, insurances, advertising, banks etc).

Answer: The rate participation of the primary production value in the value of food and drinks is estimated at 43%, but if we add the tobacco products as well the percentage is reduced to 37%. Additionally, if we count in whisky and frozen fish, products for the production of which the typical greek farmer of fisherman does not participate, the relevant percentage falls of to 30%.