Q2 2019 Retail Price Situationer of Selected Agricultural Commodities in ARMM

September 23, 2019Special Release Ref No.: SR-ARMM-19-046

1. Cereals

The average retail price of Cereals increased by Php0.81 per kilogram between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

  • Retail prices of all Rice commodities, except for Rice Special, increased during the second quarter of 2019. Regular Milled Rice (RMR) posted the highest growth rate of 15.75 percent, while Rice Special decreased by 9.97 percent.
  • On the other hand, all Corn commodities, except for Corngrits White, also increased during the period. Corngrain Yellow increased by 21.03 percent or by PhP4.75 per kilogram between the second quarters of 2019.
Figure 1. Retail Price of Cereals in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 1. Retail Price of Cereals in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

2. Rootcrops

Rootcrops in ARMM had an average retail price of PhP76.22 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This was 5.17 percent higher than that of the second quarter of the previous year.

  • Among the four Rootcrop commodities in the region, White Potato recorded the highest retail price during this period. It costs PhP105.20 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This was PhP2.53 more than its price in 2018.
  • Retail prices of Carrots and Sweet Potato also increased by 11.68 percent and 13.74 percent, respectively.
  • On the other hand, the retail price of Gabi Cebu, for ginataan [Taro (cocoyam)] was PhP0.90 less expensive during the second quarter of 2019 as compared with its retail price in the previous year.
Figure 2. Retail Price of Rootcrops in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 2. Retail Price of Rootcrops in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

3. Beans and Legumes

The average retail price of Beans and Legumes in the region in the second quarter of 2019 was PhP80.76 per kilogram. This was 1.45 percent higher than the average retail price of these commodities in the second quarter of the previous year which was PhP79.61 per kilogram.

  • Among the five commodities of Beans and Legumes in ARMM during this period, Habitchuelas [Snap beans] had the highest price. It costs PhP103.23 per kilogram, which was 3.92 percent or PhP3.89 higher than its retail price in the second quarter of the previous year.
  • Retail price of Peanut without shell, dry decreased by 0.96 percent or by PhP0.93, while Peanut with shell, dry increased by 1.77 percent or by PhP1.17 per kilogram.
  • Moreover, retail price of Mongo [Mungbean], green decreased by 1.08 percent or by PhP0.92 per kilogram.
Figure 3. Retail Price of Beans and Legumes in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 3. Retail Price of Beans and Legumes in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

4. Condiments

Condiments in ARMM had an average retail price of PhP117.09 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This was 9.41 percent or PhP10.08 more than its retail price in the second quarter of the previous year.

  • Retail prices of Garlic, Onion Red Creole (Bermuda red) and Onion White (Yellow granex) decreased by 8.20 percent, 9.45 percent and 5.95 percent, respectively.
  • Ginger Hawaiian recorded a positive growth rate of 79.90 percent, that was from PhP68.80 to PhP123.76 between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.
Figure 4. Retail Price of Condiments in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 4. Retail Price of Condiments in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

5. Fruit Vegetables

The average retail price per kilogram of Fruit Vegetables in ARMM increased by 12.02 percent or by PhP5.39 in the second quarter of 2019.

  • Ampalaya [Bitter gourd] recorded the highest retail price per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This price increased by 14.20 percent or by PhP10.57 in this period, from the PhP74.39 per kilogram retail price in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Tomato was sold at retail price of PhP62.23 per kilogram during the second quarter of 2019. This was 35.45 percent higher than its price in the previous year of the same quarter.
  • Moreover, retail price of Eggplant long, purple also increased by 13.59 percent or by PhP5.28 per kilogram during this period.
  • Retail prices of Upo [Bottle gourd] and Chayote increased by 15.65 and 9.86 percent, respectively.
  • On the other hand, Squash posted a negative growth rate of 15.62 percent.
Figure 5. Retail Price of Fruit Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 5. Retail Price of Fruit Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

6. Leafy Vegetables

The average retail price per kilogram of Leafy Vegetables in ARMM increased by 4.90 percent or PhP2.74 in the second quarter of 2019.

  • Cabbage recorded the highest retail price per kilogram among the Leafy Vegetable commodities in ARMM. It was sold at PhP101.48 per kilogram in the second quarter of 2019, which was 22.21 percent lower or PhP18.44 more than its retail price in 2018.
  • Retail prices of Pechay native, Camote top [Sweet potato tops] and Kangkong [Morning glory] decreased by 2.76 percent, 10.52 percent and 2.85 percent, respectively.
Figure 6. Retail Price of Leafy Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 6. Retail Price of Leafy Vegetables in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

7. Fruits

Fruits in ARMM posted a 3.40 percent decrease in its average retail price during the second quarter of 2019. This was PhP1.85 less than its average retail price in the previous year of the same period.

  • Mango Carabao, ripe recorded the highest retail price of PhP99.66 per kilogram in the second quarter of 2019. Moreover, Mango Piko, ripe was sold at PhP66.63, and there was no production in the region in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Retail prices of Papaya Hawaiian and Pineapple Hawaiian increased by 0.14 percent and 22.93 percent or by PhP0.04 and PhP11.39 per kilogram.
  • Retail prices of all Banana commodities, except for Banana Saba, ripe, increased during this period. Banana Lakatan, ripe and Banana Latundan, ripe recorded positive growth rates of 2.72 percent and 3.35 percent from their retail prices in the previous year.
  • Moreover, retail price of Calamansi increased by 15.00 percent.
Figure 7. Retail Price of Fruits in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 7. Retail Price of Fruits in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Notes:
Banana Lakatan, ripe* = 9 pieces per kilogram
Banana Latundan, ripe* = 10 pieces per kilogram
Banana Saba, ripe* = 9 pieces per kilogram
Papaya Hawaiian* = 2.50 kilograms per piece
Pineapple Hawaiian*= 2.40 kilograms per piece
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

8. Commercial Crops

The retail price per kilogram of Coconut matured in ARMM decreased by 13.66 percent or by PhP2.48 between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

Figure 8. Retail Price of Commercial Crops in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

9. Meat

Retail prices of all Meat commodities in ARMM increased during the second quarter of 2019.

  • Retail prices of Beef Lean Meat and Beef Meat with bones increased by 9.68 percent and 15.03 percent between the second quarters of 2018 and 2019. That was PhP25.98 and PhP26.09 more than their retail prices in the previous year, respectively.
  • Pork Lean Meat was sold at PhP204.00 per kilogram, while Pork Meat with bones costs PhP198.91 per kilogram. They posted positive growth rates of 4.08 percent and 14.26 percent, respectively.
  • Moreover, Pork Pata (front) also increased by 5.95 percent, that was from PhP168.00 to PhP178.00 per kilogram.
Figure 9. Retail Price of Meat in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 8. Retail Price of Meat in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

10. Poultry

The average retail prices of Poultry commodities in ARMM increased by 11.76 percent. This was brought by the increase in all commodities under this sector, except for Chicken Fully Dressed (broiler), while there was no production for Chicken Broiler (live) during the second quarter of 2018.

  • Chicken Fully Dressed (broiler) was sold at PhP153.20 per kilogram, that was 2.52 percent lower or PhP3.96 less than its retail price in the previous year.
  • Retail price of Duck egg and Chicken egg (other breed) increased by 8.87 percent and 2.10 percent, respectively.
Figure 10. Retail Price of Poultry in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 9. Retail Price of Poultry in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

11. Fish

Fish commodities in ARMM were sold at an average retail price of PhP221.01 per kilogram. It was 33.36 percent higher or PhP55.29 more than its price in the second quarter of the previous year.

  • Shrimp, Sugpo [Tiger prawn] recorded the highest retail price of PhP719.83 during the second quarter of 2019, while Shrim, Suaje [Endeavor prawn] was sold at PhP344.32 per kilogram.
  • The average retail price of Crab, Alimasag [Blue crab] was PhP301.74. This was 18.71 percent higher than that of the previous period.
  • Retail price of Bangus [Milkfish] also increased in the second quarter of 2019, from PhP184.67 to PhP192.88 per kilogram.
  • On the other hand, Bisugo [Threadfin bream] posted a negative growth rate of 7.31 percent in its retail price.
Figure 11. Retail Price of Fish in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 10. Retail Price of Fish in ARMM, by Commodity: Q2 2018 – Q2 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

TECHNICAL NOTES:

A brief report entitled “Retail Price Situationer of Selected Agricultural Commodities” provides quarterly updates on the prevailing retail prices of indicator agricultural commodities. The prices are gathered from designated trading centers in key city of each region. The price update is a quarterly report generated from the Retail Price Surveys (RPS) which is one of the services provided by the Agricultural Marketing Information System (AGMARIS).

The RPS intends to collect retail prices and other relevant marketing information at various frequencies at pre-selected major trading centers throughout the country.

The following agricultural and selected basic commodities are included in the weekly price collection:

Rice

  • Regular milled
  • Well milled
  • Premium
  • Special (fancy)
  • NFA Rice RMR
  • NFA Rice WMR

Meat and Poultry

  • Pork, liempo
  • Pork, lean meat
  • Beef, lean meat
  • Beef, meat with bones
  • Dressed chicken
  • Chicken egg, med. (pc)

Fish

  • Bangus
  • Galunggong
  • Tilapia
  • Alumahan

Vegetables

  • Ampalaya
  • Stringbeans
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Habitchuelas
  • Tomato
  • White potato
  • Eggplant
  • Pechay, native

Condiments

  • Onion, red
  • Garlic, native
  • Garlic, imported
  • Ginger, Hawaiian

Fruits

  • Banana, lakatan
  • Banana, latundan
  • Calamansi
  • Papaya
  • Mango, carabao

Other Selected Basic Commodities

  • Cooking Oil, lapad
  • Cooking Oil, long Neck
  • Refined Sugar
  • Brown Sugar

 

(Sgd) HJI. RAZULDEN A. MANGELEN, MPA, MDM
(Chief Statistical Specialist)
Officer-in-Charge
RSSO-ARMM