Geostat reveals data on Georgian export, import of livestock and poultry
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Some 1.72 million tons poultry were exported from Georgia in the first quarter of 2020, Trend reports referring to Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat).
During the reporting period, the export of cattle amounted to 16,200 heads, and the export of sheep and goats - 8,700 heads.
In the first quarter of 2020, 700 heads of cattle, 7,800 heads of pigs, 4,800 heads of sheep and goats, and 1.75 million tons poultry were imported to Georgia.
The number of bovine animals increased by 1.9 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 and reached 973,500 heads in Georgia. The total number of dairy cows and buffaloes has increased by 1.5 percent since the same period of the previous year and equaled 461,400 heads.
In the reporting period, the total number of sheep and goats went down by 4 percent and amounted to 1.1 million heads. The number of pigs equaled to 168,300 heads, which is 3.7 percent less than during the same period of the previous year.
The number of poultry heads increased by 28.7 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 10.3 million heads.
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