Wheat production up, vegetable production down in Georgia in 2021

  • Geostat also revealed the production of grapes in Georgia had decreased by 15.1 percent compared to the previous year, equalling 269,200 tonnes. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 15 Apr 2022 - 14:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian wheat production in 2021 increased by 32.9 percent to 136,100 tonnes, while the production of vegetables decreased by 15.4 percent to 149,000 tonnes year-on-year, the National Statistics Office of Georgia announced on Friday. 

The figures were revealed by Geostat along with statistics on other cereal grains produced last year. Barley production went up to 58,300 tonnes (a 28.4 percent increase), while maize amounted to 233,000 tonnes (a 8.6 percent decrease).

Image: Geostat

The production of potatoes in the country increased by 12.7 percent to 235,100 tonnes last year, the data of the Geostat revealed. The average yield of maize and vegetables in the country was reduced in 2021 compared to the previous year, while the figure grew for wheat, barley and potato. 

Image: Geostat

The production of pome fruit declined in the country last year, posting a 16.2 percent reduction year-on-year to 85,600 tonnes, while the production of stone fruit also decreased by 5.4 percent, totalling 57,400 tonnes. 

Figures for other types of fruit produced in Georgia in 2021 were as follows: 

  • Nuts - 53,800 tonnes (+31.9%)
  • Subtropical fruit - 23,000 tonnes (+3.1%)
  • Citruses - 61,500 tonnes (+8.3%)

Geostat also revealed the production of grapes in Georgia had decreased by 15.1 percent compared to the previous year, equalling 269,200 tonnes. 

Image: Geostat

The sown areas of annual crops in the country amounted to 212,100 hectares in 2021, marking a 1 percent increase year-on-year, of which 64,300 hectares were for winter crops and 147,800 hectares for spring corps.

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