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2003 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) - Agriculture, Hunting And Forestry Sector : Final Results

Number of Agriculture and Forestry Establishments Decreases

In 2003, there were 2,951establishments engaged in business operations in the agriculture, hunting and forestry sector according to the 2003 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry. The number of establishments decreased by 2.4 percent from 3,022 establishments recorded in the year 2001. More than three-fourths (76.0% or 2,242) of these establishments have an average total employment (ATE) of less than 20 workers and the remaining 24.6 percent accounted for establishments with ATE of 20 workers or more.

More than one-fourth (26.1% or 185 establishments) of the total establishments with ATE of 20 or more workers were located in Western Visayas (Region 6). Davao (Region 11) came in second with 130 establishments or 18.3 percent.

Animal farming industry dominated the sector with establishments count of 1,376 or 46.6 percent of the total. This was followed by establishments engaged in growing of crops, (32.3%), agricultural services (19.1%), and forestry related activities (2.0%). However, there was no establishment engaged in hunting, trapping and game propagation and related service activities in 2003. Figure 1 shows the distribution of establishments by industry division in 2003 for the agriculture, hunting and forestry sector.

2005 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) - Agriculture and Forestry Sector : Preliminary Results

The total number of establishments in the agriculture and forestry sector in 2005 was estimated to be 3.295. Of the total establishments' count. majority (79.1%) were agriculture and forestry establishments with average total employment (ATE) of less than 20 and the remaining 20.9 percent were establishments with ATE of 20 and more.

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