Economy • 11 December, 2018

Output of agriculture increased by 2.9% — Yevniev on industry’s development results for 11 months 2018

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At the meeting of the Government chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, First Vice Minister of Agriculture Arman Yevniev reported on agricultural sector’s development results for 11 months of 2018.

According to the voiced information, agriculture is showing good rates. Yevniev reported that for 11 months 2018, agricultural output increased by 2.9%. The main contribution of growth is provided by livestock. Growth in this industry was 3.9% versus 2.3% in crop production.

In 2018, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, 22.8 million tons of grain were harvested at a yield of 15.1 c / ha.

Production of meat in live weight increased by 4.3%, milk — by 3.3%, eggs — by 10.6%.

“Food production over the period increased by 1.7%,” reported Yevniev, while noting that in a number of regions the volume of food and beverage production is decreasing. One of the reasons for the decline in production, according to akimats, is a decrease in public demand for soft drinks.

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