Philippine Statistics Authority
Characteristics(2002)
Total Land Area: 2,960,625 ha.
Provinces: 6
Cities: 2
Municipalities: 71
Barangays: 1,459
Population (2015)
Total Population: 2,963,360
Growth Rate (2000-2015): 1.68 percent
Climate: Type I and II
Dialect: Tagalog, Romblomanon, Bantoanon or Asi, Onhan, Cuyonon, others
Poverty incidence among families (%) 2015: 17.4 percent
Subsistence incidence among families (%) 2015: 5.9 percent
Geographical Background

MIMAROPA, also known as Region IV-B, is a region of the Philippines located in Luzon. The name is an acronym that stands for the provinces, comprising the region, namely: Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan. There are only two cities in the entire region: Calapan City and Puerto Princesa City. The region was created on May 17, 2002, after Region IV (Southern Tagalog) was further sub-divided.

Economy
GRDP and GVA in Agriculture, MIMAROPA, 2016
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 210,822 125,560
GVA 53,559 25,941
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry, and Fishing

In 2016, MIMAROPA's economy grew by 2.7 percent. It shared 1.5 percent to the county's Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector contributed 20.7 percent to the region's economy. It registered a 6.8 percent decrease in 2016.

Production
Production and Area, MIMAROPA, 2016
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 1,080,408 287,842
Corn 114,604 30,510

Palay production in 2016 at 1,080,408 metric tons dropped by 0.13 percent compared with the 2015 level. Area harvested inched up by 1.50 percent to 287, 842 hectares. Corn production was 114, 604 metric tons and it declined by 8.68 percent. Area harvested was reduced to 30,510 hectares or by 2.81 percent.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, MIMAROPA, 2016
Sector Growth Rate 2015-2016 (percent)
Agriculture (7.23)
Crops (7.01)
Livestock 2.24
Poultry (3.80)
Fisheries (14.94)

In 2016, the region recorded a 7.23 percent output reduction in agriculture. Production decreases were noted for the crops, poultry and fisheries subsectors at 7.01 percent, 3.80 percent and 14.94 percent, respectively. The crops subsector comprised a bigger share of 57.94 percent of the region's agricultural output. An increase of 2.24 percent was posted by the livestock subsector with production share of 17.95 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, MIMAROPA, 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 (0.13) 31.98 7th
Hog 2.47 13.54 11th
Coconut (7.24) 6.42 10th
Seaweed (20.80) 3.93 2nd
Cattle 1.61 3.04 11th

In MIMAROPA, palay accounted for more than one-fourth of the region's agricultural output. The region was placed seventh in palay production. It ranked second in terms of seaweed production with a share of 3.93 percent.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2016)
	= 1,252,000 persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 546,000 persons

   By Sex:
	  Male = 404,000 persons
	  Female = 142,000 persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, MIMAROPA, 2016
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 280.77 189.97
Female 249.42 168.76
Both 275.97 186.72
The agriculture sector absorbed almost half of the region's total employment. Male workers comprised 74.0 percent of the agricultural employment.
Prices
Inflation Rate by Item, MIMAROPA, 2016
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 2.1
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 2.5
Rice (0.7)
Corn 3.0
Meat 1.2
Fish 7.7
Fruits 3.5
Vegetables 9.9
Costs and Returns of Production
Costs and Returns of Production, MIMAROPA, 2016
Item Palay Corn
(in pesos)
Cost of Production per Hectare 48,001 16,864
Cost of Production per Kilogram 12.79 4.49
Net Returns 16,405 30,264
Farmgate Price per Kilogram 17.16 12.55
Sources
  • Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Land Management Bureau
    - Total land area