Agriculture and Fishery Statistics

Agriculture Statistics

Farm Price Statistics in the Cordillera Region for the 4th Quarter 2017

Release Date: February 28, 2018
Farm Prices Survey (FPS) is a nationwide household-based monthly survey designed to gather data on farmgate or producer’s prices received by farmers, livestock and poultry raisers for the sale of their produce, at the first point of sale, excluding transportation on delivery cost.
 
The availability of marketing information on agriculture, particularly on farm prices, is essential not only in the formulation of economic programs and policies of the
government but also in the production planning and decision-making to optimize their profit.
 
A. Cereals
 
Figure 1. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Cereals, CAR: Fourth
Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)
  
  • The average farmgate price of palay and other variety (dry) slightly went up from PhP 17.24 during the 4th Quarter of 2016 to PhP 17.29 per kilogram in the 4th Quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the price of yellow corn declined from PhP 10.46 to PhP 9.50 per kilogram (Figure 1).

B. Livestock and Poultry

Figure 2. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Livestock and Poultry, CAR: Fourth Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)
 
  • The average farmgate price of live weight livestock and poultry consistently increased from the 4th Quarter of 2016 to 4th Quarter of 2017. Cattle increased from PhP 114.81 to PhP 117.04, carabao from PhP 102.78 to PhP 106.23, hogs from PhP 103.80 to PhP 118.03, goat from PhP 103.42 to PhP 104.75, native chicken from PhP 135.11 to PhP 137.55, and duck from PhP 129.01 to PhP 136.95 per kilogram (Figure 2).
C. Leafy Vegetables
Figure 3. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Leafy Vegestables, CAR:
Fourth Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)
 
 
 
  • The price of leafy vegetables in the Cordillera registered a downward trend from 4th Quarter of 2016 to the 4th Quarter of 2017. The farmgate prices of broccoli decreased from PhP 57.57 to PhP 37.46, cabbage from PhP 26.31 to PhP 14.66, cauliflower from PhP 47.35 to PhP 38.12, celery from PhP 28.42 to PhP 15.72, lettuce from PhP 37.83 to PhP 36.23, Chinese pechay from PhP 16.37 to PhP 12.90, and native pechay from PhP 32.38 to PhP 27.33 per kilogram (Figure 3).

D. Fruit Vegetables

Figure 4. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Fruit Vegestables, CAR:
Fourth Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)
 
 
  • On fruit vegetables, the average farmgate price of ampalaya went down from PhP 33.62 to PhP 23.57 during the 4th Quarter of 2017 from the same period last year. The price of chayote dropped from PhP 16.45 to PhP 5.95, eggplant from PhP 36.22 to PhP 21.53, and tomato from PhP 32.72 to PhP 25.69 per kilogram in the 4th Quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the price of squash increased from PhP 19.47 to PhP 19.87 per kilogram (Figure 4).

E. Roots and Tubers

Figure 5. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Roots and Tubers, CAR:
Fourth Quarter2016 & 2017 (in pesos)
 
 
  • The average farmgate prices of roots and tubers generally increased. Carrots increased from PhP 39.97 in the 4th Quarter of 2016 to PhP 43.17 per kilogram in the 4th Quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, the price of sweet potato (camote) and white potato decreased from PhP 26.47 to PhP 24.02 and PhP 55.47 to PhP 28.48 per kilogram, respectively (Figure 5).

F. Beans and Legumes

Figure 6. Quarterly Average Farmgate Price of Beans and Legumes,
CAR: Fourth Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)

  • The average farmgate price of habitchuelas in the Cordillera decreased from PhP 36.39 during the 4th Quarter of 2017 to PhP 33.64 as compared to same period last year. Price of stringbeans decreased from PhP 27.67 in 2016 to PhP 23.78 per kilogram in 2017. On the other hand, the price of Baguio sweet peas (Chinese) increased from PhP 145.28 to PhP 159.00 per kilogram (Figure 6).

G. Condiments

Figure 7. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Condiments, CAR:
Fourth Quarter 2017 (in pesos)

 

  • The average farmgate prices of available condiments such as ginger, onion leeks, and bell pepper dropped sharply for the 4th Quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. The price of native ginger went down to PhP 29.83 in 2017 from PhP 50.54 in 2016. Also, price of onion leeks dipped from PhP 41.82 in 2016 to PhP 28.48 in 2017. Meanwhile, the price of bell pepper decreased from PhP 90.33 to PhP 52.49 (Figure 7).

H. Fruits 

Figure 8. Quarterly Average Farm Gate Prices of Fruits, CAR,
Fourth Quarter 2016 & 2017 (in pesos)

  • In general, the average farmgate price of fruits during the 4th Quarter of 2017 went up. This was observed on all varieties of banana. The price of bungulan banana increased from PhP 16.48 to PhP 19.55, lakatan banana from PhP 25.28 to PhP 30.87, latundan banana from PhP 13.73 to PhP 15.53, and banana saba from PhP 14.91 to PhP 15.31. The same trend was observed in the price of pomelo which increased from PhP 11.88 to PhP 13.70 per kilogram. On the contrary, the average farmgate price of Hawaiian pineapple decreased from PhP 18.61 to PhP 17.33 per kilogram.

Technical Notes


Farmgate Price - price received by farmers for selling their produce at the first point of sale. These prices depend on the place of sale which may be within the production site, at the wholesale market or other areas.
 
Cereals - any grass cultivated that produces grain that can be used for food.
 
Livestock - domesticated animals raised in agricultural setting and used by people.
 
Poultry - domesticated birds kept for eggs or meat.
 
Leafy Vegetables - type of vegetables harvested for the consumption of their leafy parts.
 
Fruit Vegetables - type of vegetables that are technically fruit.
 
Root and tubers - group of plants with tubers on the underground stems or on the side roots that are used for food,
 
Beans and Legumes - seed of any various erect or climbing plants purposively used for food.
 
Condiments - type of plants that is added to food to enhance its flavor.
 
Fruits - usually sweet food that grows on trees, hills and bush.

 

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