Agriculture in Azerbaijan (January-October 2013)

Agricultural output at current prices amounted to 4.724.2 billion manat in Azerbaijan from January - October or by 4.7 percent more compared to the same period of 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said.

The growth of crop production was 3.8 percent, livestock production - 5.6 percent.

As of November 1, around 2.752.6 million tons of crop were collected from 1,034.7 million hectares of cereals (excluding corn) which is 5.1 percent more than in the same period of last year (for comparison, around 2,619 tons of grain crop in January-October 2012).

As of November 1, harvesting was completed in the country.

Maize production reached 186,200 tons. The yield per hectare was 52.6 quintals. Around 2.938 million tons of grain legumes, including maize were collected in Azerbaijan. The annual demand for grain is about 1.6 million tons.

Around 992,200 tons of potatoes, 1.191.1 million tons of vegetables and 429,700 tons of melons were gathered. The production of potatoes increased by 2.5 percent, vegetables - by 0.1 percent, melons - by 0.5 percent compared to the same period of last year.

Thus, 3,300 tons of tobacco leaf (dry weight) and 18,100 tons of sunflower were collected during the reporting period. The processing enterprises sold 31,500 tons of raw cotton.

The farms produced 691,200 tons of fruits and berries (by 26,100 tons more than in the same period of 2012), 142,800 tons of grapes (by 18,100 tons more per year) and 549.9 tons of tea leaf.

2013

2012

Harvested area, thousand hectare

%

Gathered crop, thousand tons

Productivity

Quintal

/hectare

Harvested area, thousand hectare

Gathered crop, thousand tons

Productivity

Quintal

/hectare

grain (without corn)

1034,7

99,9

2752,6

26,6

994,7

2619,3

26,3

corn

35,4

91,7

186,2

52,6

35,3

181,1

51,4

sunflower

9,4

100,0

18,1

19,3

11,0

19,9

18,1

cotton

23,5

31,5

29,1

48,9

sugar beet

3,3

61,0

87,0

261

3,1

98,4

313

tobacco, tons

1,2

3265,6

1,5

4208,9

potato

65,3

100,0

992,2

152

66,0

968,3

147

vegetables

77,1

99,6

1191,1

155

77,7

1190,4

153

melons and gourds

28,5

100,0

429,7

151

30,0

427,7

143

fruits

691,2

665,1

grape

142,8

124,7

green tea, tons

549,9

550,3

Source: Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee

The autumn-winter field work is underway in Azerbaijan to gather crop next year. Around 792,300 hectares were plowed, which is 4.1 percent more than in the same period of last year. The sowing operations were carried out in a​​ 444,800 hectare area, including the wheat area -272,700 hectares (share - 61.3 percent), barley - 172,100 hectares (38.7 percent).

The country produced 402,700 tons of meat (live weight), 1.528.9 million tons of milk, 1.160.2 million eggs, 16,500 tons of wool during the reporting period. Meat production increased by 4 percent, milk - by 6.4 percent, eggs - by 16.3 percent, wool - 2.3 percent in January-October this year compared to the same period of 2012.

Production of main livestock products, thousand tons

Products

Jan.-Oct. 2013

Jan.-Oct. 2012

Compared to Jan.-Oct. 2012, %

Meat in live weight

402,7

387,2

104,0

Milk

1528,9

1436,3

106,4

Eggs (mln pieces)

1160,2

997,3

116,3

Wool

16,5

16,1

102,3

Source: Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee

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