Monday, 25 June 2012 21:56
ISLAMABAD: The agriculture sector has exhibited growth of 3.1 percent during last ten months of current fiscal year mainly due to positive growth in agri-related sub-sectors, except minor crops.
Major crops accounted for 31.9 percent of agricultural value added and experienced a growth of 3.2 percent during the period with negative growth of 0.2 percent last year.
The significant growth in major crops is contributed by rice, cotton and sugarcane by 27.7 percent, 18.6 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively.
As per data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, minor crops contributed 10.1 percent value addition in agriculture and exhibited a negative growth of 1.3 percent during the year against 2.7 percent growth of 2011.
The livestock sector, which has 55.1 percent share in the agriculture, grew by 4 percent during this year while fishery sector grew by 1.8 percent as against last year's growth of 1.9 percent.
Forestry sector posted a positive growth of 1 percent ...