Agricultural Farm Price Statistics in the Cordillera Region: 4th Quarter 2018 and 2019

Release Date: 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Reference Number: 

SR 2020-23
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 and delivery cost.
 
The general purpose of the FPS is to gather reliable price information at the farm level. It aims to develop sets of price indices and to measure the purchasing power of growers of selected agricultural products and serve as input in analyzing the seasonal trends and variation in agricultural prices.
 
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 profit.
 
A. Cereals
 
Figure 1. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Cereals, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate price of palay other variety (dry) went down from PhP19.95 during the fourth quarter of 2018 to PhP15.15 per kilogram during the fourth quarter of 2019. Same trend was notice on the price of yellow corn from PhP14.48 to PhP10.52 per kilogram.

B. Livestock and Poultry

Figure 2. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Livestock and
Poultry, CAR: 4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate prices of most live weight livestock and poultry decreased for the fourth quarter of 2018 to fourth quarter of 2019. Price of cattle went down from PhP123.92 to PhP120.81; goat from PhP137.79 to PhP126.02; chicken native from PhP195.76 to PhP177.85; and duck from PhP161.66 to PhP158.27 per kilogram. On the other hand, farm price of hogs for slaughter increased from PhP112.07 to PhP123.00 per kilogram (Figure 2).

C. Leafy Vegetables

Figure 3. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Leafy Vegestables, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)

 
  • Farm prices of leafy vegetables in the Cordillera fluctuated differently. The farmgate price of cabbage increased from PhP24.26 to PhP25.19; celery from PhP21.58 to PhP25.82; pechay Chinese from PhP9.25 to PhP12.93 and pechay native from PhP31.23 to PhP31.61 per kilogram. However, prices of cauliflower and lettuce decreased from PhP64.55 to PhP39.95 and PhP46.61 to PhP24.97 respectively. (Figure 3).
D. Fruit Vegetables
Figure 4. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Fruit Vegestables, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • On fruit vegetables, the average farmgate price of ampalaya decreased from PhP41.62 to PhP32.83. Increased in prices were observed on chayote from PhP7.96 to PhP14.38; eggplant long from PhP30.75 to PhP32.26; squash from PhP20.34 to PhP26.69; and tomato from PhP22.69 to PhP24.08 (Figure 4).
E. Roots and Tubers
Figure 5. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Roots and Tubers, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate price of carrots increased from PhP27.01 to PhP31.59. Meanwhile, the prices of sweet potato decreased from PhP28.22 to PhP26.82; white potato from PhP41.79 to PhP41.64 and cassava fresh tubers from PhP9.07 to PhP8.54 per kilogram (Figure 5).

F. Beans and Legumes

Figure 6. Quarterly Average Farmgate Price of Beans and Legumes, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate prices of habitchuelas increased from PhP23.40 to PhP34.12 and stringbeans from PhP27.84 to PhP32.68 while the price of sweet peas declined from PhP123.38 to PhP93.69 per kilogram (Figure 6).
G. Condiments
Figure 7. Quarterly Average Farmgate Prices of Condiments, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate prices of ginger native and Hawaiian went down from PhP41.97 to PhP30.41 and PhP68.38 to PhP26.51, respectively. However, prices of onion leeks and bell pepper increased from PhP35.37 to PhP53.53 and PhP63.48 to PhP76.95 per kilogram, respectively (Figure 7).
H. Fruits
Figure 8. Quarterly Average Farm Gate Prices of Fruits, CAR:
4th Quarter 2018 & 2019 (pesos/kg)
 
  • The average farmgate prices of fruits available during the period fluctuated differently. Decreased prices were seen on banana green bungulan from PhP23.29 to PhP21.43; latundan from PhP18.91 to PhP17.33 and saba from PhP21.11 to PhP14.82. Meanwhile, lakatan increased from PhP27.38 to PhP30.79 and calamansi from PhP12.82 to PhP27.13 per kilogram.

 

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