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Figures on food and livestock, based on Soviet statistics, 1928-32
 

1 The number of livestock in the USSR (in millions)

Horses
Cattle
Pigs
Sheep and Goats
1928
33
70
26
146
1932
15
34
9
42

2 The amount of food sold in the towns and cities (in Kilograms)

Bread
Potatoes
Meat and lard
Butter
1928
250.4
141.1
24.8
1.35
1932
214.6
125.0
11.2
0.7

Questions

  1. What do these statistics tell you about the success of collectivisation?

  2. What other information would you need before making up your mind about the success or failure of collectivisation?