NegOr Cereal Stocks Down to 17K Metric Tons on Sept 1, 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-PR46-017

Release Date: 

30 October 2021

Negros Oriental Total Household Cereal Stock Down to 16.63 Thousand Metric Tons as of September 1, 2021

 

    Negros Oriental Total Rice and Corn household stocks plummeted to 16,634 metric tons as of 6:00 am on September 1, 2021, from the 19,088 metric ton on the same period in August 2021. The cereal stock level is 63.27 per cent lesser than the 45,289 metric tons assessed in the same period in September 2020. The decrease was influenced by the corn grain sector in which decline in harvests area was noted compared to the previous years’ harvest hectarage.

    Rice stocks level this month, fall off 46.88 percent against the previous months’ level of 10,576 metric tons. The decline was due to the decrease in harvests area of rice in the period. For the reference period, Rice stocks comprised 33.74 percent of the total cereals stocks while corn grain share is 66.26 percent only.

    This years’ rice stock level compared to same period last year is 26.88 percent lower due to lesser palay harvests in the province. This years’ rice stock level of 5,613 metric tons reported on September 1, 2021, is 2,063metric tons less than the September 1, 2020, level of 7,676 metric tons.

    Corn grains on the other hand, had a current corn stock at 11,021 metric tons is 29.48 percent higher from the previous months’ level of 8,512 metric tons due to major harvests in the province before the survey period. This year, corn stocks level is 70.70 per cent lower compared to same period in 2020, at 37,613 metric tons. Lesser area harvested this year compared to last year same period triggered the lower stocking level.

    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 period.

 

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ARIEL T. FORTUITO

Chie Statistica; Specialist

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