Following several years of weak growth and a slightly higher increase in 2006, Slovenia's agricultural producer prices increased substantially in 2007 and thereby contributed to a faster rise in food prices in the consumer price index. Their growth was at 8.2% last year. Prices rose mainly in arable crops; prices in livestock breeding increased at a much slower pace. The former, accounting for a one-third share in the structure of purchase prices, increased by 18.4%, while the latter, accounting for a two-third share, rose by 3.1%. The average growth rates in agricultural producer prices in the EU-27 were slightly lower, but the growth structure was similar. According to preliminary estimates, they rose by 7.5%, by 0.7 pp less than in Slovenia.