Belarus: bakery department enterprises increased groats production by 1.4%

During January-October period of 2009, the enterprises of the bakery department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus produced 37.7 thsd tonnes of groats products, an increase of 1.4% compared to the same period last year, informed the department.

During ten months of the current year, organizations of the department produced 29.1 thsd tonnes of groats, up 0.2% compared to January-October level of 2008. In particular, the organizations produced 7.8 thsd tonnes of pearl barley (down 6% compared to January-October period of 2008), 6.4 thsd tonnes of fine ground barley (down 21.5%), 3.9 thsd tonnes of wheat groats (down 15.8%), including also 3.2 thsd tonnes of semolina groats (up 0.5%).

During January-October of the current year, oatmeal and buckwheat groats production volumes increased by 26.6% (to 4 thsd tonnes) and 33.8% (to 6.3 thsd tonnes), respectively.

The plants produced 8.4 thsd tonnes of fast-cooked groats products, an increase of 5.7% compared to January-October period of 2008.


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