Philippine Statistics Authority
Total Land Area: 2,112,056 ha.
Provinces: 5
Cities: 6
Municipalities: 67
Barangays: 1,311
Population (2015)
Total Population: 2,596,709
Growth Rate (2000-2015): 1.42 percent
Climate: Type II
Dialect: Surigaoanon, Cebuano, Butuanon, Manobo, other minority dialects
Poverty incidence among families (%) 2015: 30.8 percent
Subsistence incidence among families (%) 2015: 12.0 percent
Geographical Background

Caraga Region (Region XIII) was created through Republic Act No. 7901 on February 25, 1995.

The Region is located in the northeastern section of Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by the Bohol Sea; on the south by the provinces of Davao, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental of Region XI; on the west by Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental of Region X; and on the east by the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

GRDP and GVA in Agriculture, Caraga, 2016
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 167,629 99,019
GVA 34,924 16,299
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing

Caraga's economy in 2016 grew by 2.5 percent. The region contributed 1.2 percent to the country's Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector accounted for 16.5 percent of the total output of the region. It registered a 1.2 percent decline in 2016.

Production and Area, Caraga, 2016
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 462,182 150,076
Corn 144,529 44,705

In 2016, palay production at 462,182 metric tons and area harvested at 150,076 hectares contracted by 3.97 percent and 3.26 percent, respectively, from the 2015 records. Production of corn at 144,529 metric tons expanded by 21.68 percent. Area harvested increased by 5.45 percent to 44,705 hectares.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, Caraga, 2016
Sector Growth Rate 2015-2016 (percent)
Agriculture 2.00
Crops 2.30
Livestock 6.84
Poultry 3.42
Fisheries (3.08)

In 2016, the region's agricultural production increased by 2.00 percent. This was attributed to the production increases from the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors. The crop subsector comprised 62.71 percent of the region's agricultural output and it grew by 2.30 percent. The fisheries subsectors which shared 17.12 percent posted output decline by 3.08 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, Caraga, 2016
Commodity Name Production Growth Rate Share to Total Agricultural Output of the Region Rank of the Region in the National Production
---------- (in percent) ----------
Palay (3.97) 24.20 12th
Hog 7.07 12.58 14th
Coconut (3.63) 9.87 9th
Corn 21.68 6.17 13th
Banana 7.04 6.13 7th

Palay production in CARAGA accounted for 24.20 percent share in the region's total agricultural output. In terms of ranking, CARAGA was placed 12th in the national production of palay. The region was 7th in the rank for banana production with a share of 6.13 percent. Coconut had 9.87 percent output share, placing the region in the 9th rank.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2016)
	= 1,086,000 persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 397,000 persons

By Sex:
	  Male = 307,000 persons
	  Female = 90,000 persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, Caraga, 2016
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 309.85 190.56
Female 291.69 179.39
Both 307.83 189.32
About 36.5 percent of the region's total employment was absorbed by the agricultural sector in 2016. Of those employed in agriculture, 77 percent were male workers.
Inflation Rate by Item, Caraga, 2016
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 1.9
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 2.4
Rice (0.2)
Corn (2.5)
Meat 0.8
Fish 3.0
Fruit 4.3
Vegetable 15.0
Costs and Returns of Production
Costs and Returns of Production, Caraga, 2016
Item Palay Corn
(in pesos)
Cost of Production per Hectare 39,948 22,049
Cost of Production per Kilogram 12.97 6.82
Net Returns 14,302 13,634
Farmgate Price per Kilogram 17.61 11.04
  • Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Land Management Bureau
    - Total land area