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Moldova's 2018 agricultural output rises 2.5% y/y

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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):

  2018 2017
Wheat 1,160 1,251
Maize 2,057 1,773
Sugar beet 703 876
Sunflower 784 804
Fruit 884 666
Potatoes 175 194
Vegetables 283 310
Grapes 729 675

 

 

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