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INTERVENTION STOCKS

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French Equivalent: Stocks d’intervention

Definition:
Stocks held by national intervention agencies in the European Union as a result of intervention buying of commodities subject to market price support. Intervention stocks may be released onto the internal markets if internal prices exceed intervention prices; otherwise, they may be sold on the world market with the aid of export restitutions.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2004-2013, OECD, Paris, Glossary.

Cross References:
Intervention price

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, July 13, 2005