Table 5.7. Farm operating expenses and depreciation charges, 2000

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Components Millions of dollars

Total operating1 expenses and depreciation charges

30,945

Operating expenses

26,613

Property taxes

518

Cash rent

805

Share rent

377

Cash wages including room and board

3,285

Interest

2,536

Repairs to buildings and fences

658

Electricity

610

Telephone

239

Heating fuel

356

Machinery fuel

1,547

Machinery repairs and other expenses

1,922

Business insurance

518

Custom work

546

Stabilization premiums

160

Crop and hail insurance

299

Fertilizer and lime

2,067

Pesticides

1,550

Commercial seed

918

Irrigation

21

Twine, wire and containers

358

Commercial feed

3,789

Livestock and poultry purchases

1,688

Artificial insemination and veterinary fees

573

Legal and accounting fees

688

Other operating expenses

585

Depreciation charges

4,332

Depreciation on buildings

930

Depreciation on machinery

3,401

Rebates paid directly to producers

131

Property taxes

64

Cash wages

2

Interest

22

Machinery fuel

39

Other2

3

1. Operating expenses are net of rebates paid to farmers. Yukon and Northwest Territories estimates are included.

2. This item includes rebates for electricity, heating fuel, fertilizer, pesticides, commercial seed, commercial feed, inspection costs, veterinary fees and purchase of livestock.

Source: Guide to the Income and Expenditure Accounts, Statistics Canada, catalogue no.13-017-X