12 Feb 2018 18:32

Private farms boost output 11% in highest growth for Russian agriculture in 2017 - Rosstat

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - Private farms in Russia boosted output 11.1% in 2017 to 718 billion rubles, according to preliminary data, the Russian State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said in a breakdown of output by farms of all types of ownership.

Private farms raised crop output 12.3% to 577.2 billion rubles and meat and dairy 6.2% to 140.9 billion rubles.

Agricultural enterprises increased overall output 5.2% last year to 2.978 trillion rubles, including crop output of 1.437 trillion rubles, up 4.7%, and meat and dairy 1.54 trillion rubles, up 5.8%.

Household farms, though, reduced output 4.4% last year to 1.957 trillion rubles, including crop output - 1.018 trillion rubles, down 6.5%, and meat and dairy - 939.2 billion rubles, down 2.1%.

Reports have said Russia raised agricultural output 2.4% last year to 5.653 trillion rubles, including 3.033 trillion rubles crops, up 2.1%, and 2.62 trillion rubles meat and dairy, up 2.8%.

Output grew the fastest in the Far Eastern Federal District, while it fell 2.6% in the Northwest Federal District.