Armenia’s agriculture output grows 5.2% to AMD 68.5 billion in Jan-March 2014

Armenia’s agriculture output grows 5.2% to AMD 68.5 billion in Jan-March 2014

YEREVAN, May 13. /ARKA/. Armenia’s agriculture output amounted to AMD 68.5 billion in Jan-March 2014 – 5.2% year-on-year growth, the National Statistical Service reports. 

Agriculture and fishery sectors’ aggregate output grew 6.4% in Jan-March 2014, compared wit the same period a year before, to AMD 77.5 billion. 

The country’s cattle-breeding section accounted for the output amounting to AMD 65.9 billion – 4.7% year-on-year growth, its plant-growing section released products totaling more than AMD 2.6 billion – 19% year-on-year growth, and fishery’s output was recorded at AMD 9 billion – 18.6% growth. 

According to the statistical report, 6,800 tons of cattle and poultry meat were sold in March 2014 – 4.6% more than in March 2013. 

Gegharkunik and Shirak provinces were singled out in the report for the largest amounts of the meat sold in March 2014 – 1,000 tons each. 

Some 68,700 tons of milk were produced in Armenia in March 2014 – 5.9% more than in the same month a year earlier. 

Gegharkunik is ahead of other provinces also here – it produced 12,800 tons in March 2014. 

The country’s egg output shrank 1.9% in March 2014, compared with the same month a year before, to 50.4 million. The largest number of eggs was produced in Kotayk province – 13.7 million. 

Fishery section accounted for 1,077 tons in March 2014 and for 27.3% year-on-year growth, and the entire output has reportedly been sold. ($1 – AMD 413.21). -0---

17:48 13.05.2014

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