Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2435-2444
Published online 2013-12-24

Differences in the land rent among EU countries

Jana Lososová, Radek Zdeněk, Daniel Kopta

Department of Accounting and Finances, Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia, Studentská 13, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The aim of the paper is to assess the differences in the influence of land rent on farm production efficiencies by region, farming type and LFA. In terms of the cost of rents there are significant differences among countries within the European Union. While in Estonia, the average land rent amounts to 14 EUR/ha, then it is almost 900 EUR/ha in the Netherlands (in 2009). High variability may be seen also at the share of rented land, which ranges from 17.4% to 96.1%. Along with the intensity of production, then these factors affect the efficiency of production. Significant differences in land rents and land rent/revenues ratio can be found not only across the EU, but there are also at the national level between farming specializations. Using dynamic shift share analysis is reviewed the development of land rent in the period 2004–2009 (the dynamic of land rents is explained by the European, proportional, national and differential influences).


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