Agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AFF) recorded a 1.4 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2021 but posted -0.3 percent contraction in the year 2021.
The expansion in the fourth quarter of 2021 was primarily driven by Corn, which grew by 28.7 percent. This was followed by Support activities to agriculture, forestry, and fishing, and Poultry and egg production with corresponding growth rates of 8.1 percent, and 2.8 percent, respectively.
The other industries that contributed to growth were the following: Fishing and aquaculture, 1.4 percent; Coconut including copra, 3.0 percent; Palay, 0.2 percent; Cassava, 3.5 percent; Sugarcane including muscovado sugar making in the farm, 1.4 percent; Banana, 0.2 percent; Cacao, 11.8 percent; Pineapple, 0.5 percent; Tobacco, 4.7 percent; and Forestry and logging, 4.2 percent.
Meanwhile, the rest of the industries contracted during the period with Livestock contributing the most to the decline with a growth rate of -9.7 percent. Other industries that posted declines were Other animal production, Other agricultural crops n.e.c, Coffee, Rubber, Mango, and Abaca.
The AFF accounted for 10.1 percent of the GDP in the fourth quarter of 2021, lower than the 10.8 percent share in the same period of 2020. On an annual basis, AFF shared 9.6 percent to total GDP in 2021 as compared with the 10.2 percent share in the previous year.
Figure 2. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, Q1 2019 to Q4 2021 Growth Rates,
At constant 2018 prices