# Q2 2019 Farmgate Price Situationer of Selected Agricultural Commodities in ARMM

1. **Cereals**

The average farmgate price of Cereals increased by Php1.00 per kilogram between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

- Farmgate prices of
*Palay [Paddy] Other Variety, dry (conv. To 14% mc)*and*Green Corn (Maize green), White*also increased by 13.05 percent and 10.27 percent, respectively. - On the other hand,
*Corngrain [Maize] Yellow, matured*and*Corngrain [Maize] White, matured*decreased by corresponding amount of PhP2.39/kg and PhP2.81/kg.

**Farmgate Price of Cereals in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

2. **Rootcrops**

Rootcrops in ARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP19.94 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This is 12.60 percent higher than that of the second quarter of the previous year.

- Among the three Rootcrop commodities in the region,
*Sweet Potato*recorded the highest farmgate price during this period. It costs PhP22.97 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. However, it is PhP2.87 lower than that of the previous year. - Farmgate price of
*Gabi Cebu, for ginataan [Taro (cocoyam)]*also decreased by 29.13 percent, while*Cassava, fresh tubes for food*increased by 21.47 percent

**Farmgate Price of Rootcrops in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

3. **Beans and Legumes**

The average farmgate price of Beans and Legumes in the region in the second quarter of 2019 is PhP37.66 per kilogram. This is 4.14 percent lower than the average farmgate price of these commodities in the first quarter of the previous year which is PhP39.29 per kilogram.

- Among the four commodities of Beans and Legumes in ARMM during this period,
*Mongo [Mungbean] green, labo*had the highest price. It costs PhP57.83 per kilogram, which is 0.07 percent or PhP0.04 highesr than its farmgate price in the second quarter of the previous year. - Farmgate price of
*Peanut with shell, dry*also increased by 1.26 percent or by PhP0.47 per kilogram. - On the other hand, farmgate prices of
*Peanut with shell, fresh*and*Stringbeans*decreased by 1.77 percent and 1.71 percent, respectively. - Moreover, there is no production for
*Mongo [Mungbean] green, shiny*during this period.

**Farmgate Price of Beans and Legumes in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

4. **Condiments**

Condiments in ARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP116.00 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This is 4.25 percent or PhP5.15 lower than its farmgate price in the first quarter of the previous year.

- Farmgate prices of
*Ginger native, Onion leeks*and*Pepper finger, green*also decreased by 7.07 percent, 5.82 percent and 4.13 percent, respectively. *Ginger Hawaiian, Pepper Bell, red and green*and*Pepper Black*recorded the corresponding positive growth rates of 16.03 percent, 33.20 percent and 28.80 percent for their farmgate prices between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

**Farmgate Price of Condiments in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

5. **Fruit Vegetables**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Fruit Vegetables in ARMM increased by 0.05 percent or by PhP0.01 in the second quarter of 2019.

*Ampalaya [Bitter gourd]*recorded the highest price per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This price increased by 1.26 percent or by PhP0.55 in this period, from the PhP43.45 per kilogram farmgate price in the first quarter of 2018.*Eggplant long, purple*is sold at farmgate price of PhP28.59 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This is 4.65 percent higher than its price in the previous year of the same quarter. Moreover, farmgate price of*Eggplant native, round*also increased by 14.09 percent or by PhP3.18 per kilogram during this period.- Farmgate prices of
*Chayote, Cucumber and Jackfruit, green*decreased by 2.09 percent, 8.12 percent and 7.79 percent, respectively. - On the other hand, there was no production of
*Papaya, green*and*Okra*in the second quarter of 2018 and 2019, respectively.

**Farmgate Price of Fruit Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

6. **Leafy Vegetables**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Leafy Vegetables in ARMM increased by 2.79 percent or PhP0.52 in the second quarter of 2019.

*Pechay native*had the highest farmgate price per kilogram among the Leafy Vegetable commodities in ARMM. It is sold at PhP20.20 per kilogram in the second quarter of 2019, which is 8.87 percent lower or PhP1.97 less than its farmgate price in 2018.- Farmgate price of
*Cabbage*also decreased by 8.69 percent during this period, while that of the*Kangkong [Morning glory]*increased by 36.23 percent or by PhP5.18.

**Farmgate Price of Leafy Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

7. **Fruits**

Fruits in ARMM posted an 8.36 percent increase in its average farmgate price during the second quarter of 2019. This is PhP1.82 more than its average farmgate price in the previous year of the same period.

*Durian*recorded the highest farmgate price of PhP61.72 per kilogram in the second quarter of 2019.- Farmgate prices of
*Papaya Hawaiian*and*Papaya solo*decreased by 12.90 percent and 3.79 percent or by PhP3.62 and PhP1.44 per kilogram. On the other hand,*Papaya native*posted a positive growth rate of 0.79 percent for its farmgate price during this period. - Both of the
*Mango Carabao, green*and*Mango Indian, green*posted positive growth rates of 4.83 percent and 5.15 percent, respectively. That is additional PhP1.19 to the farmgate price of*Mango Carabao, green*and PhP0.75 more to that of the latter variety. Moreover,*Mango, Other Variety*decreased by 3.72 percent or by PhP1.03 per kilogram. - Farmgate prices of all Banana commodities, except for
*Banana Bungulan, green,*decreased during this period.*Banana Lakatan, green*recorded a negative growth rate of 6.58 percent, that is PhP1.66 less than its farmgate price in the previous year. - Moreover, farmgate prices of
*Avocado, Calamansi*and*Jackfruit, ripe*decreased by corresponding growth rates of 7.27 percent, 9.47 percent and 9.14 percent.

**Farmgate Price of Fruits in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

8. **Commercial Crops**

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Commercial Crops in ARMM decreased by 11.67 percent or by PhP5.01 between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

- There are three Coffee varieties in ARMM. These are
*Coffee Robusta, dry beans; Coffee Excelsa, dry beans;*and*Coffee Arabica, dry beans.*Farmgate prices of*Coffee Excelsa, dry beans*increased by 0.11 percent, that of the*Coffee Arabica, dry beans*decreased by 0.59 percent. Moreover, there is no production of*Coffee Robusta, dry beans,*during the period. - Farmgate price of
*Abaca*decreased by 1.04 percent or by PhP0.66 per kilogram. *Rubber Cuplump*is sold at PhP25.11 per kilogram during the second period of 2019. This is 8.19 percent higher or PhP1.90 more than its farmgate price in the previous year.

**Farmgate Price of Commercial Crops in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

9. **Livestock and Poultry**

Farmgate prices of all Livestock and Poultry commodities in ARMM increased during the second quarter of 2019.

- Farmgate price per head of
*Chicken Fighting Cock*increased by 198.77 percent between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019. That is PhP463.78 more than its farmgate price in the previous year. *Chicken Native/Improved*also posted a positive growth rate of 14.15 percent or additional PhP18.10 per head during this period.*Duck for meat*is sold at PhP190.17 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This is 29.48 percent higher than its farmgate price in the previous year.- Farmgate price of
*Goat for Slaughter*increased by 4.11 percent or by PhP7.35 per kilogram. - In the second quarter of 2019,
*Cattle for Slaughter*is sold at PhP136.63 per kilogram, that is 1.13 percent higher than the previous period.

**Farmgate Price of Livestock and Poultry in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)**

**TECHNICAL NOTES**

The Farm Prices Survey (FPS) is a nationwide household-based survey designed to generate estimates of farmgate or producers’ prices. It contains information on prices received by producers at the first point of sale.

The outputs of the Farm Prices Survey are used in the periodic valuation of the outputs produced by the agricultural sector. Similarly, these are inputs to the development of price indices to measure the purchasing power of growers of selected agricultural products. Maintenance of farmgate prices will likewise provide needed inputs a) to analyze trends and variations in prices; b) forecasting future supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities; c) to assist policy makers in the formulation, implementation and administration of economic programs, and d) to guide farmers/raisers in their decision making relative to their agricultural activities geared towards improvement of their profitability.

The survey is conducted during the last 10 days of the month in all the provinces of the country covering days 1 to 30 of the reporting month. Each province has a basket of FPS commodities.

The following activities are undertaken to monitor and sustain quality of data collected for Farm Prices Survey (FPS):

- consistency check through review of entries relative to the provincial FPS basket and trading matrix; and
- non-sampling errors are monitored and minimized by reviewing PO forms/questionnaires.

**(Sgd) HJI. RAZULDEN A. MANGELEN, MPA, MDM**