Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Agriculture In Figures, 2013

Geography

Location:  Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the West Philippine Sea, East of Vietnam
Area: total: 300,000 square kilometers
land: 298,170 square kilometers
water: 1,830 square kilomters
Agricultural land area:  9.671 million hectares (2002 CAF)
   arable land:  4.936 million hectares
   permanent cropland:   4.225 million hectares
   permanent meadows/pastures:  0.129 million hectares
   forest land:  0.074 million hectares
   other lands:  0.307 million hectares
About 32 percent of the country's total land area were agricultural lands. Of this, 51% and 44% were arable and permanent croplands, respectively.

Economy

GNI (at current prices): P 13,851 billion
         (at constant 2000 prices): P 8,069 billion 
GDP (at current prices): P 11,548 billion
         (at constant 2000 prices): P 6,765 billion
Share of agriculture in GDP 10%
GVA in agriculture and fishing
         (at current prices): P 1,293 billion
         (at constant 2000 prices): P 701 billion
Distribution by sub-sector: Crops:  50%:  
    palay  21% ,  corn 6%
    coconut  4%,  banana 5%
    sugarcane  2% , mango 2%, pineapple 2%,  others 8%
Livestock: 13%
Poultry: 11%
Fishery: 19%
Agricultural activities and services : 7%
At constant 2000 prices, Gross Value Added (GVA) in agriculture and fishing grew by 0.90 percent in 2013. Average annual rate of increase was 2.05 percent over the period 2011 to 2013.

Production

    Palay: 18.44 million metric tons
    Corn: 7.38 million metric tons
    Hog: 2.01 million metric tons
    Chicken: 1.56 million metric tons
Number of Agricultural Farms: (2002) 4.82 million
    Palay: 2.15 million
    Corn: 1.46 million
    Coconut: 2.60 million
    Sugarcane: 0.17 million
In 2013, production of palay was 2.26 percent higher than the 2012 record. Corn production was down by 0.40 percent. Production of hog increased by 1.95 percent while that of chicken grew by 5.11 percent

Agricultural Employment

Total employment :  38.12 million persons 
Agricultural employment :  11.84 million persons 
    Share of agriculture: 31%
Agricultural wage rates per day:
(January to June, in nominal terms)  
    palay workers P 256.52
   corn workers P 206.04
The share of agriculture in total employment was declining. In 2013, the share went down to 31 percent.

External Trade

Value of total agricultural exports:  US$ 6,318 million f.o.b. 
% agriculture in total exports:       12%
Top agricultural export commodities:  coconut oil (15%), banana fresh (14%), 
tuna (11%), pineapple and products (7%)
Major markets:      
   coconut oil:  USA (43%), Netherlands (29%)
   banana fresh:   Japan (36%), China (14%)
  tuna: USA (21%), Germany (13%)
   pineapple and products: USA (42%), Japan (17%)
Value of total agricultural imports:   US$ 7,802 million c.i.f.
% agriculture in total imports:       12%
Top agricultural import commodities:  wheat & meslin (11%), soyabean oil/cake meal (10%), milk & cream& products (10%)
 Major suppliers:              
    wheat and meslin:  USA (63%), Canada (12%)
  soyabean oil/cake meal: USA (50%), Argentina (48%)  
     milk & cream& products:  New Zealand (36%), USA (35%)
   
Agricultural trade deficit: US$ 1,484 billion
In 2013, the country's earnings from agricultural exports were higher by 25.41 percent from the previous year's record. Import expenditures dropped by 4.49 percent.

Prices

Producer price index in agriculture: 140.9%
Consumer price index: All items:  133.9%
  Food, and non-alcoholic beverages:   143.7 %
Headline inflation rate: All items  3.0%
  Rice (4.1%), Corn (4.5%), Meat 2.0%), Fish (3.1%), Fruits 4.6%), Vegetables 2.3%)
In 2013, inflation rates were 3.0 percent for all items and 2.8 percent for food and non-alcoholic beverages.