Baltics' agricultural output increases among EU's largest in 2017 - Eurostat

  • 2018-11-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Baltic countries last year posted some of the EU's largest increases in agricultural output, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Friday. 

Lithuania's agricultural output rose by 10.8 percent in 2017 compared with 2016 to 3.1 billion euros.

Estonia recorded the bloc's highest increase in relative terms, at 18.2 percent to 0.9 billion euros. Latvia's agricultural output grew by 8.1 percent to 1.4 billion euros. 

Lithuania's animal output increased by 17.9 percent and inseparable secondary activities were up by 12 percent. Its crop output rose by 7.3 percent, but agricultural

services output fell by 2.5 percent. 

The EU's total agricultural output last year rose by 6.2 percent to 432.6 billion euros.