Q3 2019 Farmgate Price Situationer of Selected Agricultural Commodities in BARMM

December 27, 2019Special Release Ref No.: SR-ARMM-19-059

1. Cereals

The average farmgate price of Cereals decreased by Php5.62 per kilogram between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019.

• Farmgate prices of Palay [Paddy] Fancy, dry (Conv. to 14% mc) and Palay [Paddy] Other Variety, dry (conv. To 14% mc) also decreased by 23.57 percent and 4.60 percent, respectively.
• On the other hand, Corngrain [Maize] White, matured and Green Corn [Maize, green], White increased by corresponding amount of PhP0.68/kg and PhP6.71/kg.
 
Figure 1. Farmgate Price of Cereals in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 1 Farmgate Price of Cereals in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

2. Rootcrops

Rootcrops in BARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP26.28 per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. This is 27.55 percent higher than that of the third quarter of the previous year.

• Among the three Rootcrop commodities in the region, Cassava, fresh tubers for food recorded the highest farmgate price during this period. It costs PhP27.09 per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. This is 49.86 percent higher than that of the previous year.
• Farmgate price of Gabi Cebu, for ginataan [Taro (cocoyam)] and Sweet Potato also increased by 11.14 percent and 26.04 percent, respectively.
 
Figure 2. Farmgate Price of Rootcrops in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 2 Farmgate Price of Rootcrops in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

3. Beans and Legumes

The average farmgate price of Beans and Legumes in the region in the third quarter of 2019 is PhP23.98 per kilogram. This is 27.64 percent lower than the average farmgate price of these commodities in the third quarter of the previous year which is PhP33.14 per kilogram.

• Among the four commodities of Beans and Legumes in BARMM during this period, Peanut with shell, dry had the highest price. It costs PhP37.48 per kilogram, which is 0.51 percent or PhP0.19 higher than its farmgate price in the third quarter of the previous year.
• Farmgate price of Peanut with shell, fresh also increased by 8.42 percent or by PhP2.72 per kilogram.
• On the other hand, farmgate prices of Mongo [Mungbean] green, shiny and Stringbeans decreased by 100.00 percent and 0.71 percent, respectively.
 
Figure 3. Farmgate Price of Beans and Legumes in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 3 Farmgate Price of Beans and Legumes in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

4. Condiments

Condiments in BARMM has an average farmgate price of PhP159.00 per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. This is 28.66 percent or PhP35.42 higher than its farmgate price in the third quarter of the previous year.

• Farmgate prices of all condiments increased during this period. Pepper Bell, red and green posted the highest growth rate of 21.49 percent followed by Ginger native (14.14 percent), Pepper finger, green (10.03 percent) and Pepper Black (9.94 percent). Ginger Hawaiian posted the lowest growth rate of 3.94 percent during this period.
 
Figure 4. Farmgate Price of Condiments in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 4 Farmgate Price of Condiments in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

5. Fruit Vegetables

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Fruit Vegetables in BARMM increased by 6.32 percent or by PhP1.32 in the third quarter of 2019.

• Ampalaya [Bitter gourd] recorded the highest price per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. However, this price decreased by 10.55 percent or by PhP4.42 in this period, from the PhP41.93 per kilogram farmgate price in the third quarter of 2018.
• Tomato is sold at farmgate price of PhP27.73 per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. This is 6.84 percent lower than its price in the previous year of the same quarter. Moreover, farmgate price of Eggplant native, round also decreased by 12.39 percent or by PhP2.88 per kilogram during this period.
• Farmgate prices of Eggplant long, purple; Jackfruit, green; Papaya, green; Squash; Chayote; and Cucumber increased between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019.
• On the other hand, there was no production of Okra in the third quarter of 2019.
 
Figure 5. Farmgate Price of Fruit Vegetables in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 5 Farmgate Price of Fruit Vegetables in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

6. Leafy Vegetables

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Leafy Vegetables in BARMM increased by 8.83 percent or PhP1.72 in the third quarter of 2019.

• Cabbage had the highest farmgate price per kilogram among the Leafy Vegetable commodities in BARMM. It is sold at PhP23.12 per kilogram in the third quarter of 2019, which is 20.69 percent higher or PhP20.69 less than its farmgate price in 2018.
• Farmgate price of Kangkong [Morning glory] also increased by 21.84 percent during this period, while that of the Pechay native decreased by 22.32 percent or by PhP5.35.
 
Figure 6. Farmgate Price of Leafy Vegetables in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 6 Farmgate Price of Leafy Vegetables in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

7. Fruits

Fruits in BARMM posted a 17.98 percent decrease in its average farmgate price during the third quarter of 2019. This is PhP4.50 less than its average farmgate price in the previous year of the same period.

• Durian recorded the highest farmgate price of PhP58.72 per kilogram in the third quarter of 2019, which is 16.62 percent higher than its farmgate price in the previous period.
• Farmgate prices of Mangosteen; Mango, Other Variety; Lanzones; Papaya Hawaiian; Banana Latundan, green; Mango Carabao, green; Jackfruit, ripe; Papaya Solo; Banana Saba, green and Santol native decreased during this period.
• On the other hand, farmgate prices of Avocado; Banana Lakatan, green; Calamansi; Banana Bungulan, green; Marang; Mango Indian, green; and Papaya native increased between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019.
 
Figure 7. Farmgate Price of Fruits in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019
(in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 7 Farmgate Price of Fruits in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

8. Commercial Crops

The average farmgate price per kilogram of Commercial Crops in BARMM increased by 0.60 percent or by PhP0.25 between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019.

• There are three Coffee varieties in BARMM. These are Coffee Arabica, dry beans; Coffee Excelsa, dry beans; and Coffee Robusta, dry beans. Farmgate prices of Coffee Robusta, dry beans increased by 11.70 percent, that of the Coffee Arabica, dry beans and Coffee Excelsa, dry beans decreased by 1.17 percent and 1.90 percent, respectively.
• Farmgate price of Abaca decreased by 0.98 percent or by PhP0.62 per kilogram.
• Rubber Cuplump is sold at PhP25.18 per kilogram during the third period of 2019. This is 17.21 percent higher or PhP3.70 more than its farmgate price in the previous year.
 
Figure 8. Farmgate Price of Commercial Crops in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg) (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 8 Farmgate Price of Commercial Crops in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

9. Livestock and Poultry

Farmgate prices of all Livestock and Poultry commodities in BARMM increased during the third quarter of 2019.

• Farmgate price per head of Chicken Fighting Cock increased by 72.05 percent between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019. That is PhP325.06 more than its farmgate price in the previous year.
• Chicken Native/Improved also posted a positive growth rate of 16.43 percent or additional PhP20.40 per head during this period.
• Duck for meat is sold at PhP203.25 per kilogram during the third quarter of 2019. This is 40.17 percent higher than its farmgate price in the previous year.
• Farmgate price of Goat for Slaughter increased by 8.29 percent or by PhP13.31 per kilogram.
• In the third quarter of 2019, Cattle for Slaughter is sold at PhP145.72 per kilogram, that is 6.56 percent higher than the previous period.
 
Figure 9. Farmgate Price of Livestock and Poultry in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Table 9 Farmgate Price of Livestock and Poultry in BARMM, by Commodity: Q3 2018 – Q3 2019 (in PhP/kg)
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

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
(Chief Statistical Specialist)
Officer-in-Charge
RSSO-ARMM