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Indicators Table

Farm, Rural, and Natural Resources Indicators
   Annual percent change
 200920102011201220132009-102010-112011-122012-13
Cash receipts
($ billion)
289.1 321.1 367.9 395.1 391.2 11.1 14.6 7.4 -1.0
Crops 168.9 179.5 202.0 223.5 211.1 6.3 12.5 10.6 -5.5
Livestock 120.3 141.4 165.9 171.6 180.1 17.5 17.3 3.4 5.0
Direct government payments
($ billion)
12.2 12.4 10.4 10.6 11.1 1.6 -16.1 1.9 4.7
Gross cash income
($ billion)
323.3 351.7 404.5 439.3 439.2 8.8 15.0 8.6 0.0
Net cash income
($ billion)
73.9 97.7 126.8 134.4 120.8 32.2 29.8 6.0 -10.1
Net value added
($ billion)
112.8 131.0 168.8 172.1 182.8 16.1 28.9 2.0 6.2
Farm equity
($ billion)
1,871.5 2,079.5 2,235.4 2,510.9 2,701.9 11.1 7.5 12.3 7.6
Farm debt-asset ratio 12.5 11.8 11.6 10.7 10.2 -- -- -- --
Farm household income
($/farm household)
52,235 54,162 57,050 68,680p 66,989f 3.7 5.3 20.4 -2.5
Farm household income relative to average U.S. household income
(%)
1.05 1.1 1.14 na na -- -- -- --
Nonmetro-metro difference in poverty rates
(%points)1
2.7 1.6 2.4 na na -- -- -- --
Cropland harvested
(million acres)3
310 315 302 310p na 1.6 -4.3 4.6 na
USDA Conservation Program expenditures
($ billion)1,2
4.9 5.7 5.9 5.9 na 16.1 4.0 -- na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. -- = not applicable. All dollar amounts are in current dollars. Data current as of August 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/amber-waves/About/Methodology-notes.aspx
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.
Food and Fiber Sector Indicators
  Annual percent change
 200920102011201220132009-102010-112011-122012-13
U.S. gross domestic product
($ billion)
14,417.9 14,958.3 15,533.8 16,244.6 16,970.5f 4.2 na na na
Share of agriculture and related industries in GDP
(%)1
4.9 4.6 4.9 5.0f na -- -- -- --
Share of agriculture in GDP
(%)1
0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9f na -- -- -- --
Total agricultural imports
($ billion)2
73.4 79.0 94.5 103.4 111.0f 7.6 19.6 9.4 7.4
Total agricultural exports
($ billion)2
96.3 108.6 137.4 135.8 139.5f 12.8 26.5 -1.2 2.7
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)
218.0 219.6 227.8 233.8 238.5p 0.7 3.7 2.6 2.0
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 2.6 na
f = Forecast. p = Preliminary. na = Not available. -- = not applicable. All dollar amounts are in current dollars. Data current as of August 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/amber-waves/About/Methodology-notes.aspx
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.