The Philippine agriculture industry grew by 3.3 percent (%) in the first three months of 2013, as all four subsectors — crops, fishery, poultry and livestock — posted respective increases, grossing a total of P352.5 billion at current prices.
The poultry subsector, accounting for 14.4% to total agricultural production, posted a 2.8% growth, with total value of production at P45.8B at current prices. The subsector was led by chicken, whose output grew by 3.3%, worth P34.6B.
The livestock subsector, which contributed 15.3% to total agricultural output, barely grew, at 0.3%, with total production value of P54.3B at current prices. The hog industry grew by 0.36%, valued at P44.87B at current prices.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013/ Department of Agriculture/ Philippines.