GRAIN PRODUCTION EXCEEDS 2M TONS
Grain harvest in Azerbaijan completed. As to 1 September Azerbaijan collected 963,000 tons grain from 766,900 hectares or 25.6 centners per hectare. Besides, as to early month Azerbaijan collected 41,100 tons maize or 38.4 centners per hectare.
Thus, grain production made up 2,004,000 tons or 0,9% less as compared 2004. The main reason for production decrease is reduction of sown area.
Azerbaijan collected 2,157,000 tons grain from 814,400 hectares in 2004. CountryвЂ™s annual demand for grain comprises 3.5m tons.