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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):
* based on preliminary estimations