Negros Oriental Total Household CerealStocks at 23.27
Thousand MetricTons on February 1, 2021
Negros Oriental Total Rice and Corn household stocks recorded at 23,274 metric ton as of 6:00 am on February 1, 2021. The cereal stock level is more than 5.94 per cent higher than the 21,969 metric tons counted in the same period in February 2020. The increase was contributed by the corn grain sector in which more harvests prior to the survey month was made enabling inflow of household’s corn grain stocks.
Rice stocks level this month, dwindled 19.32 percent against the previous months’ level of 14,458 metric tons. The decline was due to lowered harvests in the province affecting inflow of household stocks. Rice slightly remained the main bulk of the provinces’ household cereal stocks.
This years’ rice stock level compared to same period last year is 5.29 percent lower due to less palay harvests in the province prior to the survey month. This years’ palay stock level of 11,664 metric tons reported on February 1, 2021, is 652 metric tons smaller than the February 1, 2020 level of 12,316 metric tons.
In terms of corn grains, the current corn stock at 11,610 metric tons this month is 22.95 percent higher from the previous months’ level of 9,443 metric tons due to more harvest occurring in the province. This year, corn stocks level is 20.27 per cent higher compared to same period in 2020, at 9,653 metric tons. Increasing harvests in the locality contributed to the positive 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 period.
ARIEL T. FORTUITO
Chief Statistical Specialist