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CHISINAU (Moldova), January 30 (SeeNews) – Moldova’s agricultural output increased by 2.5% on the year in 2018, mainly due to a rise in the plant production sector, the country's statistical office, BNS, said on Wednesday.
Higher plant production offset a decrease in livestock production, BNS said in an annual report on agricultural output.
Plant production increased by 3.8% on the year in 2018, while livestock production decreased by 1.1%.
Last year, farmers registered a decrease in egg production by 1.3%, while the production of cattle and poultry rose by 3.7%.
Milk production declined by 15% on the year in 2018.
Moldova’s agricultural output increased by 8.6% in 2017, also on the back of increased plant production.
Details on Moldova's plant production follow (in thousands of tonnes, preliminary estimates):