Compared to the previous year, the agricultural production increased in 2014 due to increases in crop production, animal production and agricultural services.
According to National Institute of Statistics (INS) data, compared to 2013, last year the agricultural production index was 102.9 percent per total, 102.9 percent for crop production and 102.5 percent for animal production, a press release informs on Thursday. Concerning the value of agricultural services, it was generally insignificant, contributing in 2014 with only 1.3 percent at the value of agricultural production at national level.
The crop production registered increases between 12.2 percent in the Centre development region and 1.2 percent in the South-West Oltenia development region and drops in Bucharest Ilfov (-5.6 percent) and South-Muntenia (-4.5 percent) development regions.
The animal production increases ranged from 10 percent in the South-East development region to 0.2 percent in Bucharest-Ilfov and decreased by 6.0 percent in the West development region.
The value of the agricultural production was of RON 74.524 billion in 2014. The highest values were registered in the following development regions: South-Muntenia, followed by the North-East and South-East regions and the lowest values in Bucharest-Ilfov, agricultural region of low importance.
The value structure of the agricultural production was similar in 2014 to that of the previous year. For the crop production, the highest shares were held by the development regions South-Muntenia (19.7 percent), South-East (17.7 percent) and North-East (16.3 percent) and for the animal production the highest shares were held by the North-East (18.7 percent), South-Muntenia (15.9 percent) and South-East (15.1 percent) development regions.