Palay production seen going down in 2018

  • Page Views 1707
  • The Philippines’ palay production is seen to go down within the last three months of the year amid the onslaught of typhoons in some of the country’s major rice producing areas.

    Based on the outlook released by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday, the probable rice production for October to December based on standing crop may decline by 0.76 percent to 7.26 million metric tons (MT) from 7.32 million MT in the same period last year.

    Palay production for January to December 2018 may also decline to 19.17 million MT from the previous year’s level of 19.28 million MT, the highest palay output ever recorded in the country.

    Because of Typhoon Rosita and Typhoon Ompong, which brought nearly P30 billion worth of damage to the country’s agriculture sectors in the last few months, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol revised for the nth time his palay output forecast.
    From 19.4 million MT of rice, he said the country is only poised to come up with 18.6 million MT of rice, lower than PSA’s outlook.

    Similarly, the harvestable area may decrease by 0.75 percent from previous year’s level of 1.86 million hectares.
    From July to September, palay production fell by 5.70 percent to 3.20 million MT from 3.39 million MT in the same period last year.

    Likewise, harvest area contracted to 825 thousand hectares from previous year’s record of 853 thousand hectares. Yield declined to 3.88 metric tons per hectare or lower by 2.52 percent.

    “Substantial decrement in production was noted in Cagayan Valley. It accounted for 65.23 percent of the total reduction in production during the period. This was followed by CALABARZON, Ilocos Region and MIMAROPA,” PSA said.
    “Decrement in harvest area was largest in Cagayan Valley,” it added.

    (M. Miraflor, mb.com)
    (PSA logo (Photo courtsey of https://psa.gov.ph)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 29 July 2021
      5 days ago No comment

      With multiple medals, Tokyo 2020 an Olympic banner year for Philippines

      The Philippines will finish with multiple medals in the ongoing Olympics. This means that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will represent a banner year for the country. The Philippine Daily Inquirer observed that this will be the first time since the Los Angeles 1932 Games that the Philippines will win ...

    • 22 July 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Lolit Solis hints at Kris Aquino’s possible run in 2022

      Will Kris Aquino run in the national elections in 2022? This was the question of veteran entertainment journalist Lolit Solis who promised to vote for Kris should she decide to run in the national elections next year. But Lolit advised Kris not to run for mayor in Quezon City ...

    • 22 July 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Philippines administers 15.6 million COVID-19 shots

      The Philippines has administered 15.6 million doses against the COVID-19 virus. Harry Roque, spokesperson of President Rodrigo Duterte, shared this number in a media briefing Wednesday (July 21). Of the 15.6 million does administered by the government, Roque said 10,585,261 million persons got their first dose. As well, 5,031,301 ...

    • 17 July 2021
      3 weeks ago No comment

      First Nations peoples condemn tweet on Church burnings

      At a press conference in Vancouver, Pentecostal assistant minister Jenn Allan-Riley, a 60s scoop survivor whose mother attended residential school, called for the wave of church arsons to stop. She adds that “Burning down churches is not in solidarity with us Indigenous people. As I said, we do not ...

    • 17 July 2021
      3 weeks ago No comment

      Paki-Ayos: A New Service for Filipinos in Canada

      Paki-Ayos Services Inc. will do errands for you in the Philippines Do you need something done in the Philippines, but air fare, accommodations, and pasalubong cost too much for you to go back home? A new service, Paki-Ayos, is here to help. Forget about going on a very expensive ...

    %d bloggers like this: