Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Agricultural key sectors for EU-27: an approach


M.Alejandro Cardenete, M.Carmen Delgado $

Recieved Date: 2017-06-10, Accepted Date: 2017-09-06


This paper analyses the agricultural economic structure of the European Union in 2000 using the Agricultural Social Accounting Matrices (Agrosams) developed by the European Commission (JRC-ITPS) where the agricultural sector is disaggregated into 40 sectors for each 27 Member States. It scrutinizes the potential key sectors of these economies, i.e. those which can generate more income than the average sector in the economy and responds more to shocks than the average sector. It divides the EU-27 Agrosams in different  clusters – answering to the GDP per capita in relative terms – in order to indentify potential key sectors for each cluster.


Social accounting matrix, key sector analysis, agriculture sectors, European Union

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2017
Volume: 15
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 48-58

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