Negros Oriental Total Household Cereal Stocks at 20.73 Thousand Metric Tons on April 1, 2021
Negros Oriental Total Rice and Corn household stocks logged at 20,735 metric ton as of 6:00 am on April 1, 2021. The cereal stock level is more than 16.82 per cent lower than the 24,926 metric tons tallied in the same period in April 2020. The decrease was contributed by the corn grain sector in which less household retention were due to less harvests occurring before the reference period.
Rice stocks level this month, decreased 6.16 percent against the previous months’ level of 16,720 metric tons. The decline was due to rapid disposals of household due to prevailing good grain price and reduced harvests in the province affecting inflow of household stocks. Rice remained the main bulk of the provinces’ household cereal stocks.
This years’ rice stock level compared to same period last year is 8.23 percent shorter due to lesser palay harvests in the province prior to the survey month. This years’ palay stock level of 15,690 metric tons reported on April 1, 2021, is 1,407 metric tons lesser than the April 1, 2020, level of 17,097 metric tons.
In terms of corn grains, the current corn stock at 5,044 metric tons this month is 53.34 percent lower from the previous months’ level of 10,809 metric tons due to declining harvest in the province. This year, corn stocks level is 35.57 per cent less compared to same period in 2020, at 7,829 metric tons. Still fewer harvests in the locality contributed to the negative growth trend this year.
These figures were the result of the Palay and Corn Stocks Survey 1 (PCSS1), conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the province. The monthly survey on farming and non-farming household stocks level intends to generate estimates of the current stocks of rice and corn and is conducted in the first four (4) days of the month with the 1st day of the month as the reference
ARILE T. FORTUITO
Chief Statistical Specialist