Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF)
AHFF, which accounted for
9.3 percent of the total GDP, grew by 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. The sector contributed for 0.2 percentage point to the 6.6 percent growth of GDP during the period.
The Agriculture Industry which accounted for
82.5 percent of the total AHFF sector increased by 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from a 0.7 percent decline in the previous year. Contributing mainly to the sector’s growth were: Palay, 4.4 percent; Poultry, 4.7 percent; Agricultural activities and services, 4.3 percent; Livestock, 1.8 percent; Sugarcane, 14.6 percent; Banana, 3.2 percent; and Coconut, 3.5 percent .
Meanwhile, the sectors that declined and pulled down the growth of Agriculture were: Corn,
5.6 percent; Other crops, 1.0 percent; Coffee, 9.1 percent; and Mango 10.1 percent.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, Forestry grow by
1.0 percent, compared with the 6.6 percent contraction from the same period in the previous year.
Fishing, which accounted for
17.4 percent of the total AHFF in the fourth quarter of 2017, decreased by 0.5 percent. The subsectors that pulled down Fishing performance were: Roundscad, Tiger Prawn, Skipjack and Others.