Negros Oriental Total Household Cereal Stocks on June 1, 2021, Lowest in the Second Quarter
Negros Oriental Total Rice and Corn household stocks plunged to 17,856 metric tons as of 6:00 am on June 1, 2021, from the 19.797 metric ton on the same period in May 2021. The cereal stock level is more than 1.08 per cent raise than the 16,458 metric tons calculated in the same period in June 2020. The increase was influenced by the rice sector in which slight increase in harvests area was noted compared to the previous years’ hectarage.
Rice stocks level this month, subsided 12.63 percent against the previous months’ level of 13,866 metric tons. The decline was owed to the limited harvests activity of the province. Rice remained most the largest share provinces’ household cereal stocks during this period.
This years’ rice stock level compared to same period last year is 1.66 percent higher due to improvement of palay harvests in the province in terms of hectarage. This years’ rice stock level of 12,115 metric tons reported on June 1, 2021, is 198 metric tons more than the June 1, 2020, level of 11,917 metric tons.
Corn grains on the other hand, had a current corn stock at 5,741 metric tons which is 3.20 percent lower from the previous months’ level of 5,931 metric tons due to limited harvests in the province before the survey period. This year, corn stocks level is 26.43 per cent bigger compared to same period in 2020, at 4,451 metric tons. Improvement of area harvested this year compared to last year same period triggered the higher 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.
ARIEL T. FORTUITO
Chief Statistical Specialist