ROMANIA’S SOYBEAN MARKET AND COUPLED SUBSIDIES

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 1
Written by Iuliana IONEL

In the paper we quantified the impact of Government’s Decision no. 219/2015 upon the soybean market in Romania in the year 2015. The working method used is the cost-benefit analysis, which is frequently used to quantify the agricultural policy effect. For this purpose, we collected data on the soybean areas, production and trade with soybeans and soybean meal, as well as the prices for these products, both domestic prices and foreign trade prices. On the basis of existing data, we also estimated the minimum coupled support received by farmers per ton of soybeans and per cultivated hectare. The farmers who cultivated soybean in the year 2015 could receive the amount of 373.3 Euro/ha, out of which total subsidy for soybeans 181 Euro/ton, of which 113 euro/ton represented the national coupled support. If we compare the annual (2015) average soybean price without subsidy (480 Euro/ton), with the import price (434 Euro/ton), we could draw the conclusion that Romania does not have competitive advantage in soybean cultivation. At the same time, we find out that by subsidizing the domestic soybean production, the exported soybean production increased to 95 thousand tons, and with this export we also exported the subsidy worth 10,735 million Euro. At the same time, each Romanian contributed with 1.5 euro to the coupled subsidizing of soybean production, which finally went to export, to support the organic production of countries from Western-Europe and the consumption of organic products of animal origin implicitly.

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IONEL I. 2017, ROMANIA’S SOYBEAN MARKET AND COUPLED SUBSIDIES. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 1, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 249-248.


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