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Moldova's 9-mo agricultural output rises 3.2%

Moldova's 9-mo agricultural output rises 3.2% Sunflower, maize

CHISINAU (Moldova), October 28 (SeeNews) – Moldova’s agricultural output rose by 3.2% on the year in the first nine months of of 2019, mainly due to a rise in plant production which offset a drop in livestock production, the country's statistical office, BNS, said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Plant production rose by 7.4% on the year in the January-September period, while livestock production fell by an annual 4.9% in the same period, BNS said in a press release.

During the nine months through September, households registered a rise in egg production by 9%, while the production of cattle and poultry fell by 5.1%. Milk production by households dropped by 9.3%.

Moldova’s agricultural output increased by 2.5% on the year in 2018, mainly due to a rise in the plant production sector.

 
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