Average Annual Per Capita Consumption of Selected Agricultural Commodities, 2018

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2021-525

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Based on the 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), the country’s annual per capita consumption of well-milled rice averaged 32.60 kilograms in 2018. By region, Region IV-A (CALABARZON) had the highest per capita consumption at 53.80 kilograms. National Capital Region (NCR) came next at 46.25 kilograms. On the other hand, lesser per capita consumptions of well-milled rice were observed in Region V (Bicol Region) and Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) at 8.67 kilograms and 11.77 kilograms, respectively. (Figure 1 and Table 1a)

For the regular-milled rice, the average annual per capita consumption was estimated at 66.52 kilograms. On the average, Eastern Visayas recorded the highest average annual per capita consumption among regions at 104.03 kilograms. This was followed by Region VI (Western Visayas) at 102.03 kilograms. Meanwhile, the lowest per capita consumption was reported in Region VII (Central Visayas) at 34.39 kilograms. (Figure 2 and Table 1b)

Furthermore, annual per capita consumption of NFA rice averaged 4.13 kilograms. Across regions, Bicol Region posted the highest average annual per capita consumption at 7.65 kilograms. This was followed by Region X (Northern Mindanao) at 7.31 kilograms and Eastern Visayas at 7.03 kilograms. On the other hand, Western Visayas recorded the smallest per capita consumption at 1.08 kilograms. (Figure 3 and Table 1c)

By per capita income decile, the average annual per capita consumption of regular-milled rice was highest for the third decile (i.e., the third lowest income group) at 74.57 kilograms. On the other hand, the lowest per capita consumption of regular-milled rice was registered for the tenth decile or the highest 10 percent income group at 50.71 kilograms.

Moreover, average consumption of well-milled rice was noted to be higher among individuals belonging to higher income group. Annual per capita consumption ranged from 10.46 kilograms for the first decile to 65.53 kilograms for the tenth decile.

For NFA rice, the annual average per capita consumption of persons belonging to the first income decile or those considered the lowest 10 percent income group was highest at 7.21 kilograms. It was lowest at the tenth decile at 1.14 kilograms. (Figure 4 and Table 1d)

 

On the average, the country’s annual per capita consumption of corn was estimated at 9.14 kilograms in 2018. By region, Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) posted the highest per capita consumption of corn at 48.16 kilograms. This was followed by Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas with per capita consumption of 36.64 kilograms and 35.18 kilograms, respectively. In contrast, Region I (Ilocos Region) recorded the lowest consumption of corn at 0.20 kilogram per person. (Figure 5 and Table 2a)

By per capita income decile, the average annual per capita consumption of corn was observed to be higher among the individuals belonging to the lowest income groups, which ranged from 12.84 kilograms for the third decile to 24.34 kilograms for the first decile. The lowest per capita consumption of corn was recorded in the ninth decile at 2.72 kilograms. (Figure 6 and Table 2b)

 

Annual per capita consumption of pork averaged 6.35 kilograms in 2018. On a regional basis, the highest per capita consumption was observed in NCR at 8.83 kilograms. CALABARZON came next with an average annual per capita consumption of 8.62 kilograms. Conversely, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) indicated the least per capita consumption of pork at 0.10 kilogram. (Figure 7 and Table 3a)

In 2018, the country’s average annual per capita consumption of beef averaged 0.87 kilogram. At the regional level, higher per capita consumptions were registered in Region II (Cagayan Valley) at 1.41 kilograms, Ilocos Region at 1.33 kilograms, and Western Visayas at 1.24 kilograms. On the other hand, Eastern Visayas had the least per capita consumption at 0.44 kilogram. (Figure 8 and Table 3b)

For chicken meat, the country’s annual per capita consumption averaged 6.89 kilograms. Among the regions, NCR recorded the highest per capita consumption at 12.94 kilograms. This was followed by MIMAROPA Region at 9.85 kilograms. On the other hand, the least per capita consumption of chicken meat was observed in BARMM at 2.04 kilograms. (Figure 9 and Table 3c)

By per capita income decile, the average per capita consumption of meat was observed to be constantly highest in the tenth decile for chicken meat, pork, and beef at 13.50 kilograms, 12.23 kilograms, and 2.71 kilograms, respectively. Similarly, the lowest per capita consumption of meat was registered in the first decile at 1.95 kilograms for chicken meat, 1.68 kilograms for pork, and 0.18 kilogram for beef. (Figure 10 and Table 3d)

On the average, the country’s annual per capita consumption of chicken eggs was recorded at 85 pieces in 2018. Across regions, the per capita consumption was found to be highest in NCR at an average of 119 pieces. In addition, Central Luzon posted an annual per capita consumption of 102 pieces which was followed by CALABARZON at 101 pieces of chicken eggs. Meanwhile, the lowest annual per capita consumption of chicken eggs among the 17 regions was in BARMM at 30 pieces. (Figure 11 and Table 4a)

Moreover, the average annual per capita consumption of chicken eggs relative to income decile was found to be highest among individuals belonging to higher per capita income deciles with per capita consumption at 138 pieces for the tenth decile, and 115 pieces for the ninth decile. Meanwhile, the lowest annual per capita consumption was registered in the first decile at 38 pieces of chicken eggs. (Figure 12 and Table 4b)

 

On the average, the annual per capita consumption of roundscad (galunggong) was estimated at 3.90 kilograms in 2018.  Among the regions, Zamboanga Peninsula and NCR recorded the two highest annual per capita consumption at 6.22 kilograms and 4.74 kilograms, respectively. On the other hand, CAR and Caraga reported the least per capita consumption at 2.40 kilograms each. (Figure 13 and Table 5a)

In the case of tilapia, the 2018 annual per capita consumption averaged 3.64 kilograms. Central Luzon posted the highest per capita consumption at 7.10 kilograms. In contrast, Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas registered the two lowest per capita consumption levels at 0.18 kilogram and 0.27 kilogram, respectively. (Figure 14 and Table 5b)

 

For milkfish (bangus), the estimated annual consumption was at 3.04 kilograms per person. The two highest per capita consumption levels were noted in NCR and Central Luzon at  4.93 kilograms and 4.37 kilograms, correspondingly. BARMM posted the lowest consumption of milkfish (bangus) at 0.79 kilogram. (Figure 15 and Table 5c)

By per capita income decile, the annual average per capita consumption of roundscad (galunggong) was highest for the tenth decile or the highest 10 percent income group at 5.15 kilograms. In contrast, the lowest annual per capita consumption was registered for the first decile or the lowest 10 percent income group at 2.06 kilograms. For tilapia, the average annual per capita consumption by income decile was highest in the tenth decile at 6.04 kilograms while the lowest per capita consumption was registered in the first decile at 1.02 kilogram. In addition, the annual per capita consumption of milkfish ranged from 0.74 kilogram for the first decile to 6.12 kilograms for the tenth decile. (Figure 16 and Table 5d)

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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