Philippine Statistics Authority
Total Land Area: 1,657,626 ha.
Provinces: 5
Cities: 19
Municipalities: 123
Barangays: 4,018
Population (2015)
Total Population: 14,414,774
Growth Rate (2000-2015): 2.90 percent
Climate: Type I, II, III, IV
Dialect: Tagalog
Poverty incidence among families (%) 2015: 6.7 percent
Subsistence incidence among families (%) 2015: 1.6 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.

GRDP and GVA in Agriculture, CALABARZON, 2016
Item At Current Prices At Constant 2000 Prices
(in million pesos)
GRDP 2,143,550 1,364,951
GVA 125,176 74,589
GRDP = Gross Regional Domestic Product
GVA = Gross Value Added in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing

CALABARZON's economy contributed 16.8 percent to the country's Gross Domestic Product. In 2016, GRDP increased by 4.8 percent. Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector comprised 5.5 percent of the region's total output. It recorded a 3.4 percent increment in 2016.

Production and Area, CALABARZON, 2016
Crop Production (metric ton) Area (hectare)
Palay 407,124 116,768
Corn 96,821 35,084

In 2016, the region's palay production at 407,124 metric tons increased by 3.62 percent from 2015 level. Palay area at 116,768 hectares went up by 3.27 percent. Corn production was 96,821 metric tons and it grew by 49.36 percent. Its area at 35,084 hectares expanded by 20.21 percent.

Gross Output in Agriculture: Growth Rate by Subsector, CALABARZON, 2016
Sector Growth Rate 2015-2016 (percent)
Agriculture 3.32
Crops 2.15
Livestock 7.90
Poultry 2.83
Fisheries (0.43)

In 2016, agricultural production in CALABARZON went up by 3.32 percent. The poultry subsector had the biggest share at 30.45 percent. It grew by 2.83 percent in output. The livestock subsector with 28.23 percent contribution posted a 7.90 percent output gain. The smallest share of 19.39 percent came from crop subsectors. Its production increased by 2.15 percent.

Top Agricultural Commodities, CALABARZON, 2016
Commodity Name Production Growth Rate Share to Total Agricultural Output of the Region Rank of the Region in the National Production
---------- (in percent) ----------
Hog 8.53 25.82 2nd
Chicken 2.10 22.02 2nd
Chicken eggs 4.71 8.25 1st
Milkfish 27.72 4.89 3rd
Tilapia (5.17) 4.82 2nd
Palay 3.62 4.29 14th

Hogs and chicken were the major commodities produced in CALABARZON with a combined share of 47.84 percent of the region's total agriculture output. For these commodities, CALABARZON was second in rank in the regional production. Other major commodities were chicken eggs, tilapia and milkfish placing the region in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank, respectively.

Employment and Wages
Total Employment (CY2016)
	= 5,687,000 persons

Agricultural Employment
	= 554,000 persons

   By Sex:
	  Male = 449,000 persons
	  Female = 105,000 persons
Daily Agricultural Wage Rate by Sex, CALABARZON, 2016
Sex Nominal Real
(in pesos)
Male 326.86 231.98
Female 326.33 231.60
Both 326.44 231.68
About 9.74 percent of the region's total employed persons worked in the agriculture sector. Male workers comprised 81.05 percent of the agricultural employment.
Inflation Rate by Item, CALABARZON, 2016
Item Inflation Rate (2006 based)
(in percent)
All Items 0.9
Food and Non-alcoholic Beverage 1.5
Rice (1.3)
Corn 10.8
Meat 0.8
Fish 2.0
Fruit 1.4
Vegetables 12.2
Costs and Returns of Production
Costs and Returns of Production, CALABARZON, 2016
Item Palay Corn (White)
(in pesos)
Cost of Production per Hectare 45,401 7,256
Cost of Production per Kilogram 13.02 4.17
Net Returns 9,346 15,383
Farmgate Price per Kilogram 15.70 13.01
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