Kazakhstan's ministry forecasts livestock production increase
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Gross output of Kazakhstan’s agriculture increased to 2.3 trillion tenge ($5.5 billion) last year, which is 4 percent more year-on-year, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov said, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s prime minister.
He said that a positive trend was observed in the growth of livestock during four months of 2020: cattle increased by 4.1 percent, sheep and goats by 2.7 percent, horses by 7.6 percent.
“Meat production increased by 3.6 percent and amounted to 314,000 tons, milk by 3.2 percent to 1.5 million tons. Eggs production decreased by 6 percent due to lower demand on foreign markets,” Omarov said.
The volume of processed livestock products output is also growing. Thus, the production of sausages increased by 20.9 percent (18,800 tons), canned meat by 9 percent (3,000 tons), processed fish by 51.3 percent (3,900 tons).
For dairy products, growth remains at an average level of 10 percent, with the exception of processed milk due to a decrease in demand during the quarantine period and the reorientation of the main raw materials to the production of dairy products with a longer shelf life.
The ministry’s forecast this year oversees additional growth in livestock production which is projected at 4.2 percent or 2.6 trillion tenge ($6.2 billion). For four months of this year the volume of gross output amounted to 656 billion tenge ($1.5 billion), which indicates growth of 2.2 percent year-on-year.
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