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Share of agriculture sector in Uzbekistans GDP makes 17.2%

Share of agriculture sector in Uzbekistans GDP makes 17.2%

The volume of production of agriculture products in Uzbekistan made up 36.957 trillion soums in 2014, which grew by 6.9% year-on-year, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The volume of production of plant-growing sector made up 21.81 trillion soums (+6.9%) and husbandry – 15.146 trillion soums (+7%).

The share of agriculture sector in the gross domestic product of Uzbekistan made up 17.2%, according to preliminary data.

Uzbekistan gradually optimizes structure of sown areas, increasing lands, allocated to production of food cultures.

In 2008-2014, Uzbekistan decreased lands allocated for cotton by 124,000 hectares and increased lands allocated to grain cultures by 74,600 hectares, potatoes 20,400 hectares, vegetables - 29,100 hectares, melons and gourds 9,300 hectares.

Total of lands used for production of agriculture products made up 3.678 million hectares in 2014, of which 80,300 hectares (+2.6% compared to 2013) were used for production of potatoes, 191,900 hectares (+1.4%) vegetables and 51,500 hectares (+1.8%) melons and gourds.

Uzbekistan is also increasing number of gardens and their total area reached 363,500 hectares in 2014, which rose by 47,600 hectares of 22.2% compared to 2008.

Uzbekistan produced 8.05 million tonnes of grain (+3.1%), 3.4 million tonnes of raw cotton(+1.2%), 2.452 million tonnes of potatoes (+9%), 9.287 million tonnes of vegetables (+9.1%), 1.696 million tonnes of melons and gourds, 2.49 million tonnes of fruits and berries (10.2%), 1.441 million tonnes of grape (+9%).

At the same time, number of cattle, sheep and goats increased 1.5 times in 2006-2014 and poultry 2.3 times. In 2014, number of cattle made up 100.994 million heads (+3.7%), including cows 4.085 million heads (+1.6%), sheep and goats 18.447 million heads (+4.1%), poultry 56.195 million heads (+7.4%).

Uzbekistan produced 1.906 million tonnes of meat (+6.7% y-o-y), 8.433 million tonnes of milk (+7%) and 4.95 billion of eggs (+13%).

Source: UzDaily

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