Portugal sees significant production falls in main crops

November 21, 2014 11:56 am 

LISBON, Nov. 20 — portugal will see significant production falls in some of its main crops this year, due to climate conditions and plant diseases, according to data released by Portugal's National Institute of Statistics on Wednesday.

Portugal's wine production will fall by 10 percent this year compared to 2013, largely due to rainy weather.

Other crops have also been affected. Kiwi production and olive oil production will both fall by 15 percent. Chestnut growers have seen a 35-percent drop since last year, the worst figure in two decades.

Rice production will fall by 10 percent compared with 2013 while production in some fruits will grow or remain unchanged with pear production rising by 5 percent. (PNA/Xinhua)



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