Agricultural production grows in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.30
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
The agricultural production in Azerbaijan increased by 6.7 percent in Jan.-Oct. 2015, compared to the same period in 2014 and totaled 5.12 billion manats, said the report issued by the country's State Statistical Committee.
The official exchange rate on Nov.30 is 1.0512 AZN/USD.
During the reporting period, the livestock and crop production have increased by 2.4 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively.
Harvesting of the major plant products has almost been completed in the country. As of Nov.1, 2015, 2.79 million tons of grain was harvested from the territory of 915,200 hectares or 27.8 percent more than in the same period in 2014. On average, 30.4 quintals of products was harvested from each hectare.
The total yield has increased by 7.6 quintals.
High crop yield is observed in corn harvesting. The average yield per hectare has increased by 7.7 quintals compared to the same period in 2014 and reached 59.9 quintals. Moreover, 205,700 tons of corn was harvested from the territory of 34,300 hectares (94.2 percent of the total sown area).
In general, 827,600 tons of potatoes, 1.23 million tons of vegetables, 483,500 tons of melon were harvested during the reporting period. These figures are by 1 percent, 5.7 and 9.7 percent more, respectively, compared to the same period in 2014.
Additionally, 714,800 tons of fruits and berries, 142,300 tons of grapes, 557.9 tons of tea and 3,300 tons of tobacco were harvested during the reporting period or 2 percent, 3.5 percent, 27.9 percent and 22.8 percent more than in the same period in 2014.
Furthermore, 18,800 tons of sunflowers were harvested during the reporting period, or 7.39 percent less than in the same period in 2014.
The country has produced 385,100 tons of meat in live weight, 1.63 million tons of milk, 1.29 billion eggs and 16,800 tons of wool during the reporting period.
The meat production in Azerbaijan has increased by 1.8 percent compared to Jan.-Oct. 2014, milk - 3.8 percent, wool - 1.4 percent, while the egg production has dropped by 0.7 percent.
Edited by SI
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