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Review of agricultural sector in Azerbaijan (January-November 2010)

Analysis Materials 8 January 2011 11:07

Harvesting of most agricultural products has practically completed in Azerbaijan by the end of November 2010. So, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Committee, as of Dec. 1, grain production totaled 2,000,300 tons of which 1,864,200 tons, or 93.2 percent accounted for autumn and spring cereals and grain and beans, 136,100 tons or 6.8 percent - corn.

Torrential rains observed across the country in the spring had a negative impact on cereal production.

In addition to grain, during this period were collected 433.200 tons of melons, 1,178,900 tons of vegetables, increasing by 5.7 percent and 1.5 percent respectively. Potato production declined by 2.6 percent to 953,700 tons.

2010

2009

Harvesting area, ths. ha

%

Harvesting area, ths. ha

%

Harvesting area, ths. ha

%

Harvesting area, ths. ha

grain (without corn)

936,5

99,8

1864,2

19,9

1093,8

2837,1

25,9

Corn

29,7

99,1

136,1

45,3

31,5

151,2

48,0

Sunflower

9,0

99,9

15,7

17,4

8,2

14,6

17,8

Cotton

35,3

28,3

Tobacco

3,2

2,6

Sugar beet (for processing)

8,5

99,5

218,0

258

6,5

174,5

268

Potato

65,8

99,9

953,7

145

65,5

979,1

148

Vegetables

80,7

99,8

1178,9

146

80,7

1161,7

144

Melons

31,7

99,5

433,2

137

31,1

410,0

132

Fruits

711,0

704,5

Grates

123,4

123,3

Green tea, in ton

530,5

374,3

 

Source: State Statistics Committee

The autumn-winter field work continues in Azerbaijan for 2011. According to government programs, grain is expected to be harvested in an area of 900,000 hectares. The grain sowing rose by 7.5 percent compared to the same period of last year.

In January-November, a significant and sustained development was recorded in the livestock. Thus, over 11 months, the country produced 303,200 tons of meat of livestock and poultry, 1,400,900 tons of milk, 1081.8 million pieces of eggs, 15,400 tons of wool. Compared to January-November 2009, meat production increased by 8.7 percent, milk - by 7.1 percent, eggs by 0.1-percent and wool - by 3 percent.

Production of cattle-breeding (in ths tons) 

Products

2010

2009

Ratio in percentage

Meat (alive)

303,2

278,8

108,7

Milk

1400,9

1307,7

107,1

Egg

1081,8

1080,5

100,1

Meat (alive)

15,4

14,9

103,0

Source: State Statistics Committee

 

The total amount of agricultural production over the ten months of 2010 was 3.429 billion manat, which is 2.7 percent less than the same period of the last year. In particular, livestock production has grown 7.1 percent, while crop production fell by 9 percent. The reason was torrential rains observed in 40 districts of the country, as a result of which 50,000 ha planted areas remained under water.

Factual prices of the products of the agricultural, forestry, fishery and hunting economies in Azerbaijan, in ths manat

2010

2009

In total, including

3430550,8

3403093,6

Agriculture

3428630,4

3401324,5

Forestry

1 802,6

1 645,1

Fishery

117,8

124,0

In November, production prices for agricultural products in Azerbaijan increased by 1.8 percent compared to the previous month (data by State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan). 

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