Agricultural production dropped by -3.3 percent in the first quarter of 2021

Reference Number: 2021-187
Release Date: 10 May 2021

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Value of agricultural production, at constant 2018 prices, dropped by -3.3 percent in the first quarter of 2021. This was due to the reduction in the livestock and poultry production. On the other hand, crops and fisheries both recorded increases in production. (Table 2a and Figure 1)

Crop production grew by 3.3 percent. It contributed 58.8 percent to the total agricultural production. Palay and corn production increased by 8.6 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively. (Tables 2a, 2b, and 3a)

Livestock production, which shared 14.2 percent in the total agricultural production, contracted by -23.2 percent. Hog, the major contributor for livestock, decreased by -25.8 percent. (Tables 2a, 2c, and 3a)

Poultry, which accounted for 13.3 percent of the total agricultural production, declined by -7.4 percent. Chicken production went down by -11.2 percent. (Tables 2a, 2c, and 3a)

Fisheries production registered a 0.6 percent growth during the period. It contributed 13.7 percent to the total agricultural production. Double-digit production growths were recorded for mudcrab (alimango) by 20.2 percent, skipjack (gulyasan) by 19.0 percent, and slipmouth (sapsap) by 15.7 percent. (Tables 2a, 2d, and 3a)

At current prices, the value of agricultural production amounted to PhP 484.8 billion was higher by 8.2 percent from the previous year’s level. (Tables 4a and 5a)


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