Agriculture and Environment Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
 

Cost of Production of coconut per 1,000 nuts, 2003/04 to 2014/15

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Item   2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
(i) General charges                

(a) Salaries, wages and allowances of superintendents, kanganies and watchers, etc

  1,530.03 1,745.20 1,939.29 1,839.49 2902.33 3036.71 2885.70 3162.54 3743.28 4449.23 5191.81 6974.01
                           
(ii) Building and equipments                          

(a) Up-keep and maintenance

  248.43 169.84 188.02 314.75 299.03 328.46 259.52 270.04 339.65 489.45 542.77 608.04

(b) Maintainance of tools and implements

  74.87 19.20 34.13 70.19 42.04 64.10 60.92 77.71 111.86 99.36 133.84 96.68
                           
(iii) Transport-up-keep of vehicles, carts and bulls   226.07 173.82 174.00 256.27 508.70 408.04 499.24 515.20 562.56 715.36 772.37 469.83
                           
(iv) Services and charges                          

(a) Medical aid, maternity benefits, gratuities and holiday pay to labours

  42.41 61.29 47.25 17.96 67.31 61.42 41.53 52.01 73.83 137.38 152.9385 174.59

(b) Other (insurance, local taxes, etc.)

  69.60 117.62 114.43 89.88 175.14 154.69 103.77 114.42 158.50 263.43 273.213 272.36

(c) Contributions to e.p.f. (national)

  127.53 282.95 364.84 209.70 465.75 440.96 397.04 394.68 472.05 605.72 631.38 1150.9
                           
(v) Up-keep and maintenance                          

(a) Clearing boundaries, weeding and removal of palms and other field work

  388.77 479.18 691.74 718.81 684.46 1025.99 819.87 1169.79 1218.19 1594.79 1640.3 1292.61

(b) Control of pests and diseases and clearing of ant-hills

  46.02 39.47 29.61 40.73 79.28 58.46 29.22 76.05 85.50 143.86 145.242 183.91

(c) Drains and draining

  30.79 36.15 38.62 66.08 145.56 84.34 49.55 92.17 110.76 180.08 194.3078 98.17

(d) Other

  26.29 22.99 38.18 30.13 29.20 54.93 38.32 76.01 88.65 103.01 107.22 83.41
                           
(vi) Cultivation                          

(a) Artificial manuring (cost of manure and application)

  1,217.37 972.34 1,118.75 1,643.26 2302.33 2199.54 3209.87 2775.73 2987.55 3022.45 2421.56 2363.45

(b) Cattle manuring

  14.17 26.31 16.80 25.04 77.00 110.85 225.36 239.18 250.35 135.54 388.06 229.53

(c) Other (ploughing and harrowing)

  97.65 23.04 26.60 73.88 26.60 158.05 55.46 120.19 144.13 80.25 256.68 335.45
                           
(vii) Crop works                          

(a) Plucking-wages and allowances to labourers

  326.88 366.24 356.94 413.37 435.41 545.29 485.89 654.76 735.17 844.69 1312.64 1149.09

(b) Collecting, transporting and counting-wages and allowances to labourers.

  307.40 334.16 256.63 314.17 554.32 434.03 331.24 482.61 562.36 714.96 962.14 906.05
                           
Cost of production per 1,000 nuts
  4,774.28 4,869.80 5,435.83 6,123.71 8794.56 9165.86 9492.49 10273.08 11634.38 13577.54 15126.47 16388.08
                   

 

  Agriculture and Environmental Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.