Western Visayas recorded the biggest growth in agricultural production at 4.7 percent in 2020 (at Constant 2018 Prices)

Reference Number: 2021-164
Release Date: 28 April 2021

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Among the regions, Western Visayas recorded the biggest annual growth in value of agricultural production at 4.7 percent in 2020. This was followed by Caraga at 3.6 percent, BARMM at 2.2 percent, and Central Visayas at 1.4 percent. Higher agricultural productions were also noted in Ilocos Region at 1.0 percent, SOCCSKSARGEN at 0.8 percent, Northern Mindanao at 0.4 percent, and Eastern Visayas at 0.1 percent.

On the other hand, CALABARZON registered the highest decline in agricultural production at -8.0 percent.  Central Luzon was next with -6.6 percent reduction. Likewise, decreases were noted in CAR and MIMAROPA Region, both at -2.8 percent. Lower productions were also recorded in Bicol Region at -2.1 percent, Davao Region at -1.9 percent, Zamboanga Peninsula at -1.1 percent, and Cagayan Valley at -0.5 percent. (Figure 1 and Table 1.1)

For crop production, Western Visayas grew the biggest at 10.2 percent. Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, the only regions that posted increases in livestock production, recorded growth rates of 2.1 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively. BARMM had the highest growth in poultry production at 10.2 percent. Double-digit increase in fisheries production was posted by Central Visayas at 15.7 percent. (Table 1.1)

Central Luzon contributed the largest share in the total agricultural production with 14.0 percent. The region was also the biggest contributor to poultry and fisheries production with shares of 28.5 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively. For crop production, Northern Mindanao had the highest share at 11.1 percent, while CALABARZON accounted for the biggest share in livestock production at 16.0 percent. (Table 1.3)

 

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

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