PH Q2 agriculture output up 6.2% year-on-year
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The Philippines' agricultural output rose 6.18 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, outpacing growth in the first quarter, as good weather helped boost crop harvests, including rice and corn, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. Crop output, accounting for half of total production, grew 11.72 percent, with paddy rice also up 11.72 percent to 4.15 million tons. Poultry output was up 8.36 percent, helping to offset declines in livestock and fisheries, where output fell 1.38 percent and 2.93 percent respectively. Sought for comment, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) Center for Food and Agri-Business executive director Rolando T. Dy said the latest figures were in line with expectations.
PH Q2 agriculture output up 6.2% year-on-year. (2017, August 20). Panay News, p. B2.
- Panay News