- For the OECD countries the share of support in farm receipts is 19%, up from 18% the previous year. There are sharp divergences behind these figures with the highest support countries recording increases (Japan 56%, Korea 54%, Norway 63% and Switzerland 57%) while relatively low support countries fell further (Israel 11%, Mexico 12%, United States 7%). The EU mirrors the overall OECD trend with a rise from 18% to 19%.
- Some emerging economies which are key players in agriculture continued to increase support – China 17%, Indonesia 21% and Kazakhstan 15%. Others, such as Brazil 5% and South Africa 3%, maintained low levels.
- The longer term trend in the OECD countries is towards measures delinked from production although better targeting to explicit goals such as environment has been slow to develop.
- The emerging economies where support is rising tend to resort mainly to border protection and market price support, effectively taxing consumers.
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OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Kazakhstan 2013
OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Indonesia 2012