In the first nine months of the year

Landed catch and aviculture showed a decrease, while livestock slaughter registered a year-on-year growth

In the first nine months of 2018, the egg production stood at 13.3 million units, decreasing by 27.4% year-on-year while the poultry meat totaled 2,405.5 tonnes, dropping by 1.8% compared to the same period of 2017. The year-on-year rates of change for the 3rd quarter were -17.7% and -0.1%, respectively.

Between January and September 2018, the weight of slaughtered livestock increased by 2.8% year-on-year, to a total of 691.6 tonnes. The year-on-year growth for the 3rd quarter was +6,4%.

The data on landed catch showed a decrease in the first nine months of 2018 (-18.7% in volume and -18.9% in first sale receipts), compared to the same period of last year.

This drop was mainly driven by the decrease in the catch of tuna and tuna-like species (-25.8% in volume and -35.6% in first sale receipts). The catch of black scabbardfish also decreased by 2.5% year-on year, while the first sale receipts generated by this species rose by 4.9%.

The landed catch increase in the 3rd quarter (+20.4%) was insufficient to offset the decline recorded in the previous quarters. In this quarter, first sale receipts dropped by 5.8%.

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