Kazakhstan produces 1.66T tenge worth of agricultural products in first nine months of 2013, up 5.5% from year-ago period, according to government statistics; livestock production value up 1.5% to 782.4B tenge, crop production up 9.8% to 880.1B tenge

ALMATY, Kazakhstan , October 16, 2013 () – In January-September 2013 Kazakhstan produced 1.667 trillion tenge (153.7/$1) worth of agricultural products, an increase of 5.5% from the same period last year, the State Agency for Statistics said.

According to statistics, livestock production came to 782.4 billion tenge in value (up 1.5%), crop production to 880.1 billion tenge (up 9.8%).

In the reporting period the number of cattle in the republic edged up by 0.1% year-on-year to 6.325 million head.

In January-September 2013 the number of goats fell by 6.9% to 2.8 million head, pigs by 13.6% to 1.2 million head, sheep by 1.9% to 17.4 million head, poultry by 2.4% to 35.8 million head, while the number of horses grew by 3.4% to 1.8 million head.

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