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  • Statistics on import of major food items from India during Jan – Dec 2017

    This statistical release is based on analysis of import data sourced from Bhutan Trade Statistics 2016 and 2017 published by Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Royal Government of Bhutan. It presents volume and value of import of major food items from India during the period Jan-Dec 2017, and the same for Jan-Dec 2016 is also presented for comparison, to give a sense of trend in import. Import of the same items from countries other than India was found negligible and hence not presented here.

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  • Statistical map release on population and production of livestock 2017

    The GIS/RS section under RNR Statistic Division, DS, MoAF is pleased to release the maps showing spatial distribution on production of butter and cheese, cattle population by breed, layers population and egg production, meat production by type (MT) and milch bovine population by breed and milk production. The data is sourced from Annual Livestock Statistics, 2017 by the Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).

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  • Statistics on supply of timber, stones and sand by NRDCL as of December 2017

    Natural Resources Development Cooperation Limited (NRDCL) is a state-owned enterprise, mandated to manage and sustainably supply of timber, stone and sand at affordable prices to the public. It was first established inrdcln 1979 and presently it has 6 regional offices with 21 unit offices. The timber is mainly extracted from the operational forest management units. Forest Management Unit (FMU) is State Reserved Forest (SRF) land brought under scientific forest management regime based on the principle of sustainable management of resource utilization and conservation pertaining to timbers, non-wood forest products (NWFP), ecosystem services and wildlife conservation etc. Apart from the extraction of timber and lopsandtops they are also mandated to replant the felled areas. Similarly, sand and stone are extracted from the Wangdue, Gelephu, Mongar and Phuentsholing accordingly as allotted to NRDCL for a fixed period of years.

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  • National Training Workshop on SUA/FBS underway

    1Phuentsholing, 4-8 June: A five days national training workshop on compilation of Supply Utilisation Account (SUA)/Food Balance Sheet (FBS) is underway at Phuentsholing. FBS is a national accounting/statistical framework, presenting a comprehensive picture of the pattern of a country’s food supply during a specified reference period. It will provide important statistics that are crucial in making evidence-based planning and formulating policies.

    The main objective of the training is to enable participants from relevant departments/agencies of RGoB, who are directly involved in food related data collection/processing to understand the concept of SUA/FBS and compute the FBS for Bhutan.

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