Palay Outlook in Ilocos Sur 2017 - 2018

Issue No.: 

2019 - 1

Release Date: 

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Palay and Corn Production Survey (PCPS) consist of two national quarterly surveys which are conducted simultaneously. These are the Palay Production Survey (PPS) and Corn Production Survey (CPS). The main objective of the PCPS is to generate estimates and forecasts of palay and corn areas, production and yield. This survey, together with other quarterly agricultural surveys was subjected to a provincial data review before submission to the regional and central office.

Palay production posted a negative growth of 12.26 percent for January to December 2018. An evident decreased showing the great effects of disastrous typhoons experienced in 2018. Decrement on palay production was registered in the second semester owing to the effect of the occurrences of destructive typhoons during the peak reproductive stage of palay throughout the region attributed to lodging and submerging of palay for a couple of days. Total production for the year 2018 went down to 201,992 metric tons, 28,236 metric tons lower than in 2017.

Palay area for January to December 2018 shows a growth of 1.37 percent, that might implies a positive impact from a negative growth of production in 2017 but strong winds brought by typhoons experienced during the second semester further declined palay productivity despite the increment in area.  Total palay area planted/harvested in the province rise with a total of 49,004 hectares, with an increase of 661 hectares as compared last year.

 

Palay area for January to December 2018 shows a growth of 1.37 percent, that might implies a positive impact from a negative growth of production in 2017 but strong winds brought by typhoons experienced during the second semester further declined palay productivity despite the increment in area.  Total palay area planted/harvested in the province rise with a total of 49,004 hectares, with an increase of 661 hectares as compared last year.

For the year 2018, palay production of Ilocos Sur contributes 11.74 percent of the total palay production of Ilocos Region. The province is the 3rd producer of palay in the region. Pangasinan produced the largest with 62.62 percent followed by Ilocos Norte with 16.37 percent and the least is La Union contributing only 9.27 percent.

 

Ilocos Region produces almost 1,720,044 metric tons of palay for 2018 with a total area harvested of 405,981 hectares. Among the four provinces comprising the Ilocos Region, Pangasinan posted 1,077,039 metric tons of palay with a total area harvested of 253,005 hectares, the highest among the provinces of the region followed by the province of Ilocos Norte with 281,562 metric tons and a total area of 66,053 hectares, and Ilocos Sur with 201,992 metric tons and with a total area of 49,004 hectares. La Union has the smallest production with 159,451 metric tons with a total area of 37,919 hectares.

 

Of the total palay produced in the province, 61.96 percent are harvested from irrigated farms with a total area planted/harvested of 30,362 hectares, 37.44 percent from rainfed farms with a total area of 18,349 hectares and only 0.6 percent from upland areas with a total of 293 hectares.

 

SGD. REYNOR R. FERNANDO

Chief Statistical Specialist
 

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