Statistics from Statistical Bureau Statistical Standards Statistics by Categories Information Service
This chapter is concerned with information on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and livestock husbandry. The scope of agricultural production reporting system cover all agricultural products produced in Taiwan Area except sheep, horses and deer. Production does not include intermediate inputs, consumption or waste. The productions of principal products are all reported. For by-products only productions of forestry are reported. From the reported data, the Council of Agriculture picks out a number of representative products for calculation of the agricultural production index which adopts the Laspeyres fixed base weighted formula, with the weights being the prices of farm products prevailing in the base year. In shifting the base year, the Fisher Ideal formula are used to splice the new and old indices. To avoid double counting the agricultural output, seeds are deducted from the output of a crop in calculation of the output index for the crop. In calculation of the general agricultural production index, crop products used as animal feed are further deducted in order to avoid double counting of the animal feeds in the crop sector. Animal feeds are included in the livestock and fisheries production.