Rosstat: Agriculture output in the I quarter increased by 2.3%

The volume of agricultural production of all agricultural producers (agricultural, peasant (farmer's) economy, population) in the I quarter of 2013. According to preliminary estimates, amounted to 396.4 billion rubles., Which is 2.3% higher than the same period of 2012. At the same time, in March 2013. In current prices, the figure was 171.6 billion rubles., an increase of 2.1% compared with March 2012. These data are presented in the operational report of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

As of April 1, 2013., Sowing led agricultural organizations of 12 subjects of the Russian Federation. Spring crops sown on the area of 311.9 thousand hectares, including grains and legumes (excluding maize) — to 207.1 thousand hectares, respectively 3 and 4.4 times more than at this time in 2012.

At the end of March 2013. the number of cattle (cattle) farms of all farmers is estimated to 20.7 million head (down 1.2% compared with the same date of the previous year), including cows — 8.9 million (1.8 % less), pigs — 19.9 million (9.9% more), sheep and goats — 24.9 million (up 1.3%), poultry — 505 300 000 (2.7% more) . In the structure of the livestock on the farms of the population accounted for 46% of cattle, 24.4% of pigs, 48% of sheep and goats (end of March 2012. — Respectively 46.5%, 29.5% and 49.4%).

In the I quarter of 2013. all farms, is estimated to have produced livestock and poultry (live weight) of 2,6 million tonnes of milk — 6.2 million tons, eggs — 9.8 billion shares.

By early April 2013. availability of cattle feed per one conditional head of cattle in agricultural enterprises was lower by 26% than at the date 2012.

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