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October 19 2001, 17:00 Interfax-Ukraine

During 9 months Ukraine increased volumes of agricultural production by 9 percent

The agricultural production in the farms of all forms of ownership in January-September of this year increased by 28.3 percent comparing with the same period of the previous year, and decreased by 1.1 percent in the household plots. Along with that the State Committee on Statistics reported that the gross agricultural production during 9 months amounted 47 billion hryvnyas in current prices (comparative prices -growth is by 9 percent).

The growth of gross production in plant growing during the mentioned period amounted 8.5 percent, including agricultural enterprises - 36.5 percent, which is explained by much higher than the previous year grain crop. In the same time the production of this product in household plots decreased by 7.8 percent mainly because of potato crop decreasing.

The production of gross product in livestock sector increased by 8.7 percent in January- September, including agricultural enterprises -by 10 percent, in household plots - by 8.2 percent.

In 2000th year the growth of agricultural production amounted 9.2 percent to the level of the previous year.

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