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Moldova's 2017 agricultural output rises 8.6%

Moldova's 2017 agricultural output rises 8.6% Source: FAO; Author: Igor Pavicevic

CHISINAU (Moldova), January 30 (SeeNews) – Moldova’s agricultural output increased by 8.6% on the year in 2017, mainly due to a rise in the plant production sector, the country's statistical office, BNS, said on Tuesday.

Higher plant production offset a decrease in livestock production, BNS said in an annual statement on agricultural output.

Plant production increased by 13% on the year in 2017, while livestock production decreased by 2.1%.

Last year, households registered an increase in egg production by 5.1%, while the production of cattle and poultry dropped by 3.1%.

Milk production declined by 3.8% on the year in 2017.

Moldova’s total agricultural output increased by 18.6% in 2016, mainly due to a 26% rise in plant production and 3.1% growth of livestock production.

Details on Moldova's main crops production follow (in thousand of tonnes):

  2017* 2016
Wheat 1,249 1,293
Maize 1,762 1,392
Sugar beet 831 665
Sunflower 800 677
Fruit 659 596
Potato 197 214
Vegetables 308 293
Grapes 675 616

* based on preliminary estimations