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Indicators Table

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
 Annual percent change
 200920102011201220132009-102010-112011-112012-13
Cash receipts
($ billion)
289.1 321.1 374.3 391.2f 392.9f 11.1 16.5 4.5 0.4
  Crops 168.9 179.6 208.3 219.6f 216.3f 6.4 16.0 5.4 -1.5
  Livestock 120.3 141.6 166.0 171.7f 176.5f 17.7 17.3 3.4 2.8
Direct government payments
($ billion)
12.2 12.4 10.4 10.8f 10.9f 1.8 -15.9 4.1 0.1
Gross cash income
($ billion)
323.3 351.8 410.8 433.4f 440.1f 8.8 16.8 5.5 1.5
Net cash income
($ billion)
75.6 99.4 134.7 135.6f 123.5f 31.5 35.5 0.7 -8.9
Net value added
($ billion)
112.8 131.2 166.7 164.3f 184.6f 16.3 27.1 -1.4 12.3
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,812.5 1,939.1 2,129.8 2,267.5f 2,455.0f 7.0 9.8 6.5 8.3
Farm debt-to-asset ratio (percent) 11.8 11.5 10.7 10.6f 10.2f -- -- -- --
Farm household income
($/farm household)
52,235 54,162 57,050 57,723f 58,845f 3.7 5.3 1.2 1.9
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
1.05 1.10 1.14 na na -- -- -- --
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.7 1.6 2.4 na na -- -- -- --
Cropland harvested
(million acres)3
310 315 302 316p na 1.6 -4.3 4.6 na
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)1,2
4.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 na 16.1 4.0 -- na
Food and Fiber Sector Indicators
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
14,119 14,698 14,499 15,076 16,305f 4.2 -- 3.9 na
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.6 4.6 4.8 4.8f na -- -- -- --
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9f na -- -- -- --
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
73.4 79.0 94.5 106.5f na 7.6 19.6 12.7 na
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
96.3 108.6 137.4 136.5f na 12.8 26.5 -- na
Export share of the volume of U.S. agricultural production
(%)1
20.1 22.1 22.5 na na na na na na
CPI for food
(1982-84=100)
218.0 219.6 227.8 233.8 240.8p 0.7 3.7 2.6 2.9
Share of U.S. disposable income spent on food
(%)
9.7 9.8 9.8 na na -- -- na na
Share of total food expenditures for at-home consumption
(%)
51.1 51.3 54.5 na na -- -- na na
Farm-to-retail price spread
(1982-84=100)
276.5 269.3 na na na -2.6 na na na
Total USDA food and nutrition assistance spending
($ billion)2
79.2 95.4 103.8 106.7 na 20.5 8.3 2.8 na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. -- = not applicable. All dollar amounts are in current dollars. Data current as of May 2013.
1 The methodology for computing these measures has changed. These statistics are not comparable to previously published statistics. Sources and computation methodology are available at: www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/About/IndicatorsNotes.htm
2Based on October-September fiscal years ending with year indicated.
3The cropland harvested estimates do not double-count the acres on which multiple crops are grown.
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