Definition: Index of real net agricultural entrepreneurial income, per unpaid annual work unit
Indicator B: Index of real net agricultural entrepreneurial income, per unpaid annual work unit
This indicator presents the changes in net entrepreneurial income over time, per unpaid annual work unit. Converted into the form of an index for each Member State, it provides information on trends rather than on income levels. It is most useful in those countries where agriculture is organised in the form of sole proprietorships. On the other hand, in view of the existence of "conventional" companies which generate entrepreneurial income exclusively with paid labour, Indicator B is overestimated in comparison with a notion of individual income. This drawback may prevent a comparison of income levels between Member States if the proportions of "conventional" companies differ very much.
Eurostat, "Manual on the economic accounts for agriculture and forestry EAA/EA 97 (Rev. 1.1)", Luxembourg, 2000