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Key Issues and Developments in Farmland Sales Markets in the EU Member States and Candidate Countries

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  • Ciaian, Pavel,
  • Kancs, d’Artis
  • Swinnen, Jo
  • Van Herck, Kristine
  • Vranken, Liesbet

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This paper describes recent developments in sales markets of agricultural land in selected member states of the European Union and its candidate countries. Analysis focuses on the importance of the sales market for agricultural land, the average size of transacted plots, and the evolution and magnitude of the land sales prices. The share of agricultural land sold on the market is relatively stable in most of the old member states, with the exception of Finland, the Netherlands and the UK, where a more dynamic market is observed. For the new member states, the sales market for agricultural land is strongly affected by public sales under the ongoing land privatisation programmes, while strong variation prevails in the private sales market. Substantial differences are also observed in both the average size of the transacted plots and the sales prices. For the latter, price regulations partially explain the heterogeneity in the evolution of sales prices.

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Paper provided by Centre for European Policy Studies in its series Factor Markets Working Papers with number 114.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:eps:fmwppr:114

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  1. Pavel Ciaian & Johan Swinnen, 2005. "Land Market Imperfections and Agricultural Policy Impacts in the New EU Member States: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis," LICOS Discussion Papers 15805, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
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  1. Hedman Jansson, Kristina & Lagerqvist, Carl Johan, 2013. "Performance Indicators in Agricultural Financial Markets," Factor Markets Working Papers 155, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  2. Sahrbacher, Christoph & Sahrbacher, Amanda & Ostermeyer, Arlette, 2013. "Simulation Results of AgriPoliS about Diminishing Capital Subsidies and Restrictions," Factor Markets Working Papers 167, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  3. Elodie Letort & Chalachew Temesgen Jemberie, 2013. "Influence of environmental policies on farmland prices in the Bretagne region of France," Working Papers 192198, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  4. Ciaian, Pavel & Kancs, d'Artis & Swinnen, Johan F.M. & Van Herck, Kristine & Vranken, Liesbet, 2012. "Key Issues and Developments in Farmland Rental Markets in EU Member States and Candidate Countries," Working Papers 120248, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  5. Jansson, Kristina Hedman & Lagerqvist, Carl Johan, 2013. "Performance Indicators in Agricultural Financial Markets," Working Papers 155701, Factor Markets, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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