Philippine Statistics Authority
Characteristics
Total Land Area: 1,664,403 ha.
Provinces: 5
Cities: 16
Municipalities: 126
Barangays: 4,011
Agricultural Land Area: 588,516 ha.
Temporary Crop Land: 149,648 ha.
Idle Land: 4,958 ha.
Permanent Crop Land: 408,947 ha.
Meadows/Pasture: 3,195 ha.
Forest Land: 3,393 ha.
Other Land: 16,286 ha.
Population (2010)
Total Population: 12,609,803
Growth Rate (2000-2010):  3.07 percent
Climate: Type I, II, III, IV
Dialect: Tagalog
Poverty incidence among families: 8.30 percent
Geographical Background

CALABARZON is designated as Region IV-A. The region is composed of five (5) provinces, namely: CAvite, LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal, and QueZON.

CALABARZON is located in southern Luzon, just south and west of Metro Manila and is the second most densely populated region.

Economy
GRDP and GVA in Agriculture, CALABARZON, 2012
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 1,770,603 1,097,720
GVA 108,587 69,444
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Fishery, and Forestry

CALABARZON contributed 17.39 percent to the country's Gross Domestic Product. In 2012, GRDP increased by 6.99 percent. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector accounted for 6.33 percent of the regional economy. It recorded a 2.51 percent increment in 2012.

Production
Production and Area, CALABARZON, 2012
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 389,272 113,010
Corn 58,657 33,080

In 2012, the region's palay production at 389,272 metric tons decreased by 2.49 percent from 2011 level. Palay area at 113,010 hectares was reduced by 1.03 percent. Corn production at 58,657 metric tons increased by 1.91 percent. Its area at 33,080 hectares expanded by 3.84 percent.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, CALABARZON, 2012
Sector Growth Rate 2011-2012 (percent)
Agriculture 2.63
Crops (1.06)
Livestock 1.44
Poultry 5.35
Fisheries 4.02

In 2012, agricultural production inched up by 2.63 percent. The poultry subsector had the largest share of 30.04 percent. It grew by 5.35 percent. The livestock and fisheries subsectors grew by 1.44 percent and 4.02 percent, respectively. Crops subsector contracted by 1.06 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, CALABARZON, 2012
Commodity Name Production Growth Rate Share to Total Agricultural Output of the Region Rank of the Region in the National Production
---------- (in percent) ----------
Hog 1.70 22.70 2nd
Chicken 4.68 21.61 2nd
Chicken eggs 7.36 8.25 1st
Palay (2.49) 4.43 15th
Tilapia3.03 5.66 2nd
Milkfish 5.26 4.18 4th

Hogs and chicken were the major commodities with a combined share of 44.31 percent of the region's total agriculture output. For both commodities, CALABARZON was second in rank. For Chicken egg production, ranked first.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2012)
	= 4,753,000   persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 721,000 	 persons

   By Sex:
	  Male = 570,000 	  persons
	  Female = 151,000 	  persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, CALABARZON, 2012
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 276.90 213.33
Female 245.69 189.28
Both 276.45 212.99
About 15.17 percent of the region's total employment were in agriculture sector. Male workers comprised 79.06 percent of the agricultural employment.
Prices
Inflation Rate by Item, CALABARZON, 2012
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 2.9
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 2.8
Rice 8.5
Corn (4.1)
Meat 0.9
Fish 1.6
Fruit 1.5
Vegetables (1.1)
Costs and Returns of Production
Costs and Returns of Production, CALABARZON, 2012
Item Palay Corn
(in pesos)
Cost of Production per Hectare 41,991.0 14,186.0
Cost of Production per Kilogram 12.19 8.00
Net Returns 8,926.0 9,962.0
Farmgate Price per Kilogram 14.8 13.6
Sources
  • Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
  • National Statistical Coordination Board
    - GRDP, GVA, and Poverty Incidence
  • Land Management Bureau
    - Total land area
  • National Statistics Office
    - Agricultural land area by land use, Population, Employment and Inflation rate