Azerbaijan’s agricultural production goes down in value in February
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 23 / Trend /
In February, producer prices for agricultural products in Azerbaijan decreased by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month, according to the report of the State Statistics Committee. In January-February, the price of crop and livestock production rose by 1.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
In February, the price of annual plants decreased by 0.3 percent, and in January-February, prices rose at an annual rate of 1.4 percent, while the price for perennial plants during the month rose by 0.6 percent, and fell by 6.7 percent over the year.
Of annual plants, producer prices for wheat in February rose by 0.1 percent (in January-February - by 6.4 per cent), fruits and vegetables - by 0.9 percent (by nine percent), leafy vegetables - by 0.1 percent (decreased over the year by 6.8 per cent).
Producer prices for barley, oats and rye fell by 0.2 per cent (by 0.3 per cent), potatoes - by two per cent (by 16.7 per cent), purified and dried leguminous vegetables - by 5.9 per cent (by 2, 4 percent).
A decline was observed in the producer prices of perennial crops, in particular, the prices for citrus fruit fell by 0.1 per cent (by 24.4 percent for the year), while prices for nuts rose by 1.1 per cent (by 2.4 per cent), stone fruits - by 1.3 percent (annual decline of 15.7 percent).
Producer prices for livestock products fell by 0.1 per cent in February in relation to the previous month (rose by 2.9 per cent during the year), including cattle and products thereof - by 0.3 percent (rose by 6.9 per cent over the year), milk - by 0.7 percent (up 7.1 percent), live sheep and goats - by 0.7 per cent (up 3.5 percent), lamb (live weight) - 0.2 percent (up 4.2 percent), poultry (live weight) - by 3.1 per cent (by 2.9 per cent).
The cost of production prices for beef (live weight) increased by 0.1 percent (by 7.3 per cent over the year), lamb and goat milk - by 1.6 per cent (0.2 per cent), the live poultry - by 3.1 percent (prices fell by 17.4 per cent over the year), fresh eggs - by 4.2 per cent (16.4 per cent reduction in price).
In February, there was a 0.8 percent decrease in prices for fish and fish products, and a 13.7 per cent rise over the year.