YEREVAN, March 5. / ARKA /. Armenia’s agricultural output in 2014 January amounted to around 16 billion drams having increased by 1.7% from the year before, according to the latest numbers, released today by the National Statistical Service (NSS).
The total agricultural output together with fish production was said to have grown by 4 percent year-on-year to over 20 billion drams.
Livestock production in 2014 January amounted to more than 15.7 billion drams, having increased by 1.8 percent from January 2013, the crop production slashed by 10.2 percent to 222.1 million drams while fisheries reported a 15 percent rise to 4.1 billion drams.
Cattle, small livestock and poultry meat sales in live weight rose by 4.2% year-on-year to 2,500 metric tons. The largest sale of 600 tons was reported by Armavir region. According to official statistics, milk production grew by 2.8 percent to 29,500 tons. The largest milk producer in January was Gegharkunik region – 5,500 metric tons.
Production of eggs was said to have grown by 6.2 % to 27.5 million pieces. The leader was Kotayk region - 9.0 million pieces.
Fish farms produced over 2 tons, an increase of 15.2% compared to January 2013. . ($1 - 414.16 drams). -0-