Ukraine: agricultural commodities production to increase by 2.4%
According to the forecast of the National Scientific Center Institute of Agrarian Economics, in 2014 the general agricultural commodities production of Ukraine will exceed the rate of the previous year by 2.4% to 260 bln UAH, declared Yuri Lupenko, Director of the National Scientific Center, on March 28.
According to the expert, in the worst case the general agricultural commodities production will decrease to 98% from the rate of 2013 and does not exceed 248.5 bln UAH, in the optimistic case – an increase to 274.7 bln UAH, up 8.3%.
According to the Scientific Center, the plant growing commodities production will increase from the level of 176.2 bln UAH to 179.6 bln UAH – up 1.9% compared with the previous year. In the worst case the rate will total not over 168.9 bln UAH (95.9%), in the optimistic case – to reach 192.9 bln UAH (109.3%).
The forecasted increase of animal commodities production totals 80.2 bln UAH, up 3.5% to the rate of the previous year. In the worst case production of the commodities to increase by 2.8%, and total 79.7 bln UAH. Under the favorable conditions the commodities production will increase by 5.6%, and reach 81.9 bln UAH.
The Crimean specific weight in the structure of agricultural commodities production in Ukraine totals 2.6%, including 2% - plant growing commodities, and 3.8% - animal commodities.
The expert mentioned, without the rates of the Crimea the general agricultural commodities production in Ukraine will decrease by 7 bln UAH to 253 bln UAH, including 175.9 bln UAH – plant growing products, and 77.1 bln UAH – animal products.
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