Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Agriculture In Figures, 2015

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
All Farms/Holdings: 7.190 million hectares
   Under Temporary Crops: 3.444 million hectares
   Under Permanent Crops: 3.329 million hectares
   Temporarily Fallow: 0.014 million hectares
   Under Temporary Meadows and Pastures: 0.014 million hectares
   Under Permanent Meadows and Pastures: 0.044 million hectares
   Covered with Wood and Forest: 0.033 million hectares
   Under Livestock and Poultry Raising: 0.057 million hectares
   Under Aquaculture: 0.002 million hectares
   Other Main Use of Farm/Holding Parcels: 0.005 million hectares
   Homelot: 0.248 million hectares

Economy

GNI (at current prices): P 16,115 billion
   (at constant 2000 prices): P 9,143 billion
GDP (at current prices): P 13,322 billion
   (at constant 2000 prices): P 7,600 billion
Share of agriculture in GDP 9%
GVA in agriculture and fishing
   (at current prices): P 1,364 billion
   (at constant 2000 prices): P 716 billion
Distribution by sub-sector: Crops: 49%:
   palay 20% , corn 6%
   coconut 4%, banana 5%
   sugarcane 2% , mango 2%,
   pineapple 2%, others 8%
Livestock: 14%
Poultry: 11%
Fishery: 18%
Agricultural activities and services : 8%
At constant 2000 prices, Gross Value Added (GVA) in agriculture and fishing inched up by 0.34 percent in 2015. Average annual rate of increase was 0.98 percent over the period 2013 to 2015.

Production

Palay: 18.15 million metric tons
Corn: 7.52 million metric tons
Hog: 2.12 million metric tons
Chicken: 1.66 million metric tons
Area Harvested
   Palay: 4.66 million hectares
   Corn: 2.56 million hectares
In 2015, palay and corn registered output losses of 4.31 percent and 3.24 percent, respectively. Production of hog increased by 4.33 percent while that of chicken grew by 5.67 percent.

Agricultural Employment

Total employment : 38.74 million persons
Agricultural employment : 11.29 million persons
Female employment: 2.90 million persons
Male employment: 8.39 million persons
Share of agriculture in total employment: 29%
Agricultural wage rates per day:
   (in nominal terms) P 267.47
The share of agriculture in total employment was declining. In 2015, the share went down to 29 percent.

External Trade

Value of total agricultural exports: US$ 5,132 million f.o.b.
% agriculture in total exports: 9%
Top agricultural export commodities: coconut oil (23%),
banana fresh (13%),
tuna (7%),
pineapple and products (11%)
Major markets:
   coconut oil: USA (47%), Netherlands (35%)
   banana fresh: Japan (42%), China (24%)
   tuna: USA (21%), Japan (20%)
   pineapple and products: USA (40%), Japan (12%)
Value of total agricultural imports: US$ 10,966 million c.i.f.
% agriculture in total imports: 15%
Top agricultural import commodities: wheat & meslin (12%), soyabean oil/cake meal (8%),
milk & cream & products (6%)
Major suppliers:
   soyabean oil/cake meal: USA (77%), Argentina (21%)
   wheat and meslin: USA (49%), Australia (14%)
   milk & cream & products: New Zealand (31%), USA (28%)
Agricultural trade deficit: US$ 5,834 billion
In 2015, the country's earnings from agricultural exports were lower by 21.57 percent from the previous year's record. Agricultural import expenditures increased by 13.86 percent.

Prices

Producer price index in agriculture: 146.8%
Consumer price index: All items: 141.5%
Food, and non-alcoholic beverages: 157.3 %
Headline inflation rate: All items 1.4%
Rice (1.7%), Corn (0.4%), Meat (1.7%), Fish (4.3%), Fruits (7.2%), Vegetables (2.7%)
In 2015, inflation rates were 1.4 percent for all items and 2.5 percent for food and non-alcoholic beverages.