Definition: Agricultural income

Economic accounts for agriculture

Agricultural income comprises the income generated by agricultural activities (as well as inseparable non-agricultural, secondary activities) over a given accounting period, even though in certain cases the corresponding revenues will not be received until a later date. It does not, therefore, constitute the income effectively received in the course of the accounting period itself. Moreover, it must not be confused with the total income of farming households as it does not comprise income from other sources (non-agricultural activities, salaries, social benefits, income from property).
Source:
Eurostat, News releases, No. 46/2009, 2 April 2009, Eurostat Press Office, Luxembourg, 2009
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