Agriculture Sector in Decline

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It has been reported that the agricultural sector growth has declined by 5.6% in the second quarter of 2016.

The Department of Census and Statistics reports that relative to the second quarter of 2015, growing of rice, tea, rubber and marine fishing, which are sub activities of the agriculture sector has declined by 17.9%, 12.2%, .2%, and 7.8% respectively. It also reports that Growing of oleaginous fruits; including Coconuts, Animal production, Forestry and logging have shown a slight increase in growth rate by 1.0 percent, 1.7 percent and 2.0 percent respectively.