Livestock and poultry sale significantly down in Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
In Uzbekistan, sales of livestock and poultry raised on personal subsidiary farms decreased for the 1H2020 compared to the same period last year in value terms by 46.7 percent and amounted to 2.73 trillion soums ($266 million), Trend reports with reference to the State Statistics Committee in Uzbekistan.
The strongest decrease in sales was recorded in Tashkent - by 67.8 percent, Navoi - by 64.2 percent, Bukhara - by 62.4 percent, Syrdarya - by 61.8 percent, Kashkadarya - by 61.5 percent, Tashkent - by 60, 4 percent, Namangan - by 56.6 percent and Surkhandarya regions - by 54.4 percent.
Sales of cattle over two years old amounted to 1.73 trillion soums ($168 million), from one to two years - 595.1 billion soums ($58 million), up to one year - 396.8 billion soums ($38.6 million), sheep - 428.8 billion soums ($41.8 million), goats - 65.5 billion soums ($6.38 million), horses - 59.7 billion soums ($5.81 million, chickens - 8.2 billion soums ($798,598), turkeys, ducks and geese - 6.6 billion soums ($642,774).
At the beginning of 2020, Kazakhstan introduced a six-month ban on the export of cattle, sheep and goats. This led to the fact that Uzbekistan significantly reduced imports of cattle at the end of the first half of 2020: in physical terms by 78.6 percent to 17.4 thousand heads, in monetary terms - by 63 percent to $21.9 million.
According to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan, in January-July of this year, the cost of mutton in the country's retail market increased by 14.5 percent, beef - by 11.4 percent, boneless beef - by 11.6 percent, chicken legs and drumstick - by 4.3 percent, percent, and other poultry meat - by 2 percent.
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