Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 23 / Trend E.Aliyev /
In 2013 total agricultural production in Azerbaijan is expected to grow by six- seven per cent, Minister of Agriculture Ismet Abasov said in his article devoted to the dynamics of the agricultural sector of the country for the past 10 years and published in official press on Monday.
According to the article's data, in the first half of 2013 Azerbaijan produced agricultural products worth 2.123 billion manat, 0.91 billion manat in crop production and 1.215 billion manat in livestock.
'To provide the crop of 2013, autumn and spring cereals excluding maize, were raised on 1.033 million hectares of land, 67 per cent, or 690, 819 hectares of which is used to raise wheat. As of 12 August 2013, the harvest was completed on over 99 per cent of the crop area', the article said.
As the minister stressed in his article, the harvest volume increased by 4.3 per cent compared to the same period last year.
"2.72 million tons of grain and grain legumes except maize were collected, of which 1.88 million tons is wheat. By the end of this year it is expected to collect 2.9 million tons of grain which is higher than last year by 100,000 tons," Abasov noted.
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