Harvested potatoes increases by 13.5 percent than last year

Economy | Agriculture
2019-11-15 17:41:22

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. According to National Statistics Office of Mongolia, 397.2 thousand tons of grain was harvested nationwide as of November 1. 189.2 thousand tons of potatoes, 91.1 thousand tons of vegetables were harvested as well as 1.1 million tons of hay, 39.6 thousand of fodder plant and 5.3 thousand tons of silage.

Harvested potatoes increased by 22.6 thousand tons or 13.5 percent compared with the same period of the previous year. Moreover, hay increased by 16.8 thousand tons, fodder plant by 3.1 thousand tons, silage 0.8 thousand tons this year. As for the grains, it decreased by 18.9 thousand tons and vegetable harvesting also decreased by 3.9 thousand tons.

Dornod, Khuvsgul, Uvs, Bulgan, Tuv and Selenge aimags made up 87.9 percent of total harvested grain, Darkhan-Uul, Khovd, Selenge, Tuv made up 81.6 percent of potatoes while Ulaanbaatar, Khovd, Darkhan-Uul, Tuv, Selenge made up 76.7 percent of vegetables.