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Production of flour and cereals in Mykolaiv Oblast keeps going down
09:44 / 24.06.2009

MYKOLAIV, ODESA, JUNE, 24th, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE Production level of flour and cereals in Mykolaiv Oblast keeps going down, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today, 24 June at the State Committee of Statistics in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Thus, in January-May, 2009 production of rusks, biscuits, pies and pastry decreased by 43,4 percent as compared with the same period in 2008. This is determined by significant cuts in production of sweet biscuits and wafers by 47, 5 percent; bread crisps, rusks, toast bread and other crisps by 26,6 percent; spice cakes and other products of the kind by 26,2 percent.

Production of flour and cereals faced worsening of reduction from 9,6 percent in January-April 2009 to 20 percent in January-May. In particular production of shelled polished peas decreased significantly by 70,4 percent, other cereals and wheat by 43,2 percent, fine-ground barley by 31,7 percent, wheat flour by 21,5 percent. At the same time production of maize increased by 25 percent, pearl barley by 40 percent, millet three times, rye flour 3,8 times.

Production of bread was not able to achieve last-year level, reduction making 9 percent, mostly at the expense of wheat brad reduction by 18,5 percent, other bakery by 14,6 percent, rye-wheat and wheat-rye bread by 5,4 percent and buns by 0,8 percent.