YEREVAN, February 28. /ARKA/. Agricultural production in Armenia ascended by 2.1% to about 15 billion drams in January 2013 from the same period a year earlier, according to the National Statistical Service of Armenia.
The combined agricultural and fish production rose by 7.5% to over 18.1 billion drams in January year over year.
Livestock production in January climbed by 1.6% to nearly 14.8 billion drams from a year earlier, crop cultivation—about 210.6 million drams, which was 55.6% higher from January 2012, fishery—3.1 billion drams (37.1% up).
The statistics showed the sales of cattle and sheep and goat meet as well as poultry ( live weight) didn’t change, at 2,400 tons. The highest sales rates were reported in Armavir and Kotayk regions –500 and 400 tons respectively.
Milk production jumped by 3.2% to 28,700 tons in January from a year earlier. Gegharkunik region reported the highest milk production rate at 5,300 tons.
Egg production in January dropped by 13.4% year over year to 25.9 million eggs. Armavir region produced biggest number of eggs—8.1 million.
Fishery and pisciculture in Armenia upped 37.1% to 1813,9 tons within the reported period. The whole production was sold. ($1 – 409.02 drams). -0-