Rice and Corn Stocks Inventory, December 2017

As of January, 2018


As of 01 December 2017, the total corn stocks inventory was 536.56 thousand metric tons as shown in Figure 2. It was 45.02 percent greater in comparison to the December 2016 inventory level of 369.98 thousand metric tons and 11.06 percent lower than the previous month’s inventory level of 603.29 thousand metric tons (Table 2).
In comparison to the previous year, corn stocks inventory level grew by 104.84 percent in commercial warehouses. However, both corn stocks inventory level in the households and in NFA depositories dropped by 41.04 percent and 64.08 percent, respectively (Table 2).
Month-to-month, corn stocks inventory level decreased by 22.11 percent in the households, 8.46 percent in the commercial warehouses, and 30.19 percent in the NFA depositories (Table 2).
Of this month’s total corn stock inventory, about 16.54 percent were from the households, 83.39 percent were from the commercial warehouses, and 0.07 percent came from the NFA depositories.

Stock Inventory:

Monthly rice and corn stocks inventory are generated from three sectors, namely: household, commercial, and National Food Authority (NFA). The household stocks are taken from the Palay and Corn Stocks Survey (PCSS1) of the PSA, which covers farming and non-farming households nationwide. The commercial stocks are sourced from registered grains businessmen through the Commercial Stocks Survey (CSS), conducted by the NFA, the results of which are submitted to PSA. NFA stocks are monitored from their warehouses/depositories.