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Definition: Losses

National accounts

This includes field, harvesting and other losses on farms (due to the perishable nature of the products, weather influences, such as frost, drought, etc.). Losses occurring during the various marketing stages, i.e. during transport from the farm, during storage with dealers and during processing or treatment in the processing industry should not be included here.
Products offered for sale by producers but remaining unsold and therefore spoiled (particularly fruit and vegetables) should also be entered here. They must be listed separately.
Eurostat, "Manual on the economic accounts for agriculture and forestry EAA/EA 97 (Rev. 1.1)", Luxembourg, 2000