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mikey

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Performance Of Philippine Agriculture
« on: December 07, 2009, 11:24:18 AM »

PERFORMANCE OF PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE, JANUARY-SEPTEMBER, 2009



HIGHLIGHTS 

Agriculture posted a 1.50 percent growth during the first nine months of 2009. The combined gains in livestock, poultry and fisheries production contributed to the sector’s growth. Meanwhile, production of some high value commercial crops dropped, thus the negative growth rate noted in the crops subsector. The gross value of agricultural output amounted to P849.3 billion at current prices or 1.62 percent higher than last year’s level.
 
 
The crops subsector registered a 0.15 percent drop in output this year. In the case of palay and corn, some production gains were noted. Production of palay grew by 2.90 percent while that of corn inched up by 0.76 percent. The other gainers were coconut, tomato, banana, peanut, cassava and tobacco. Their corresponding production growth rates ranged from 2.24 percent to 12.25 percent. The subsector’s share in total agricultural output went down to 46.92 percent. Gross value of crop production was P450.0 billion at current prices. This was 1.77 percent lower than last year’s record.
 
 

The livestock subsector almost recovered from the 2008 slump as it grew by 1.95 percent this year. This was mainly due to hog production which posted a 2.22 percent increase this year. The subsector accounted for 12.36 percent of total agricultural output. At current prices, the subsector grossed P138.4 billion, which corresponded to a 4.89 percent increase during the period.

The poultry subsector registered a 3.46 percent output gain this year. Production of chicken and chicken eggs decreased by 3.21 percent and 6.33 percent, respectively. The subsector’s share in total agricultural output was 14.09 percent. The gross receipts of the subsector amounted to P100.3 billion pesos at current prices, up by 11.38 percent this year.
 
 
The fisheries subsector which shared 26.63 percent in total agricultural production, grew by 3.28 percent. Production in aquaculture expanded by 4.50 percent while that of commercial fisheries went up by 3.75 percent. Municipal fisheries managed to post a 0.21 percent output increment in 2009. The subsector grossed P160.6 billion at current prices or 3.18 percent more than the previous year’s level.
 
 
On the average, farmgate prices increased at a slower rate of 0.12 percent during the January to September 2009 period. The poultry subsector recorded the biggest price hike of 7.65 percent. In the livestock subsector, there was a 2.88 percent gain in prices. Meanwhile, average prices in the crops and fisheries subsector indicated decreases of 1.62 percent and 0.09 percent, respectively
 
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Re: Performance Of Philippine Agriculture
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 09:27:40 AM »
Agri Growth Dips in January to September 2010
PHILIPPINES - Despite the Department of Agriculture’s interventions to minimize the effects of El Nino from January to September 2010, the country’s agriculture sector slowed down by 2.62 per cent, even as the poultry, livestock and fisheries subsectors posted positive growth rates.



The prolonged dry spell exacted a heavy toll on the crops subsector, as it declined by 7.2 per cent. The late onset of the rainy season delayed planting of palay (unmilled rice) and corn to July and August. Hence, the bulk of palay and corn harvests will be accounted in the fourth quarter.

In terms of value, total agricultural production grossed P882.7 billion at current prices.

The poultry, livestock and fisheries subsectors—combining for about 56 per cent of total agricultural output—posted positive growths of 3 per cent, 1 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively.

The value of production of the three subsectors amounted to P428.9 billion (B), led by fisheries (P163.6B), livestock (P152.1B), and poultry (P113.2B).

On the other hand the crops subsector, contributing 44 per cent to total agricultural production, dipped by 7.24 per cent. Total gross output was valued at P453.9 billion at current prices.

Production of palay and corn dipped by similar 15 per cent to 9.27 million metric tons and 4.73 million metric tons, respectively. Total palay harvest amounted to P140.6B, and P51.9B for corn.

Other major crops, however, registered positive growth rates, led by tobacco (up by 11.6 per cent), mango (7.6 per cent), banana (1.2 per cent) and abaca (1 per cent).

The poultry subsector grossed P113.2B at current prices, contributing 15.5 per cent to total agricultural output. Chicken production grew by 2.8 per cent to P84.3B, and egg production went up by 5.9 per cent to P24.8B.

The livestock subsector grossed P152.1B at current prices, accounting for 12.7 per cent of total agricultural output. Production of hogs increased by 0.8 per cent to P124.8B, carabao grew by 3.6 per cent to P7.1B, and dairy was up by 14.6 per cent to P359M.

The fisheries subsector inched up by 0.7 per cent, with a total value of P163.6B, accounting for 27.4 per cent of total agricultural output. Aquaculture production was up by 1.9 per cent to P59.9B, municipal fisheries grew by 0.5 per cent to P58.2B, and commercial fisheries went down by 1.8 per cent, valued at P45.5B.

Overall, farmers once again enjoyed better prices for their products as average farmgate prices increased by 5.8 per cent.



 

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