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 (%) 2012: 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, 2013
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 1,881,381 1,174,750
GVA 114,604 72,094
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing

CALABARZON contributed 17.36 percent to the country's Gross Domestic Product. In 2013, GRDP increased by 6.13 percent. Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector accounted for 6.14 percent of the regional economy. It recorded a 3.82 percent increment in 2013.

Production
Production and Area, CALABARZON, 2013
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 411,785 115,518
Corn 75,165 33,909

In 2013, the region's palay production at 411,785 metric tons increased by 5.78 percent from 2012 level. Palay area at 115,518 hectares improved by 2.22 percent. Corn production was 75,165 metric tons and it grew by 28.14 percent. Its area at 33,909 hectares expanded by 2.50 percent.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, CALABARZON, 2013
Sector Growth Rate 2012-2013 (percent)
Agriculture 3.84
Crops 0.94
Livestock 4.03
Poultry 0.80
Fisheries 10.15

In 2013, agricultural production in CALABARZON inched up by 3.84 percent. The poultry subsector had the biggest share of 29.16 percent. It grew by 0.80 percent. The livestock and fisheries subsectors grew by 4.03 percent and 10.15 percent, respectively. Crops subsector slightly increased by 0.94 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, CALABARZON, 2013
Commodity Name Production Growth Rate Share to Total Agricultural Output of the Region Rank of the Region in the National Production
---------- (in percent) ----------
Hog 4.18 22.77 2nd
Chicken 1.41 21.10 2nd
Chicken eggs (0.82) 7.88 1st
Roundscad 59.03 5.85 3rd
Tilapia< 4.21 5.68 2nd
Palay 5.79 4.52 15th

Hogs and chicken were the major commodities with a combined share of 43.87 percent of the region's total agriculture output. For both commodities, CALABARZON was second in rank. The region was the top producer of chicken eggs.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2013)
	= 4,842,000 persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 669,000 persons

   By Sex:
	  Male = 534,000 persons
	  Female = 135,000 persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, CALABARZON, 2013
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 304.63 228.64
Female 296.01 222.17
Both 304.26 228.37
About 13.82 percent of the region's total employment were in agriculture sector. Male workers comprised 79.82 percent of the agricultural employment.
Prices
Inflation Rate by Item, CALABARZON, 2013
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 2.6
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 1.9
Rice 4.2
Corn (6.6)
Meat 1.4
Fish 1.0
Fruit 4.7
Vegetables 0.6
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
  • Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Land Management Bureau
    - Total land area