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Major vegetable output mixed in second quarter; tomato, sweet potato production...

PRODUCTION of major vegetables in the second quarter was mixed with output gains posted by farmers of mung beans (monggo), tomato, bitter gourd (ampalaya), native onion, and sweet potato and declines recorded for potato, cabbage, eggplant, bermuda onion, and cassava, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Surveying for 2020 census to start in September

AFTER a four-month delay due to the pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said it will start conducting the census on Sept. 1, with results set to be published in the early second quarter of next year. 

PSA amendments put on back burner

A MEASURE amending the 83-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) to lift foreign ownership restrictions in certain sectors is taking a backseat to coronavirus pandemic response bills at the Senate.

NCR wholesale price growth of construction materials eases

GROWTH in wholesale prices of construction materials in Metro Manila slowed in June, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Monday.

Palay farmgate prices decline 1.2% in late July

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 1.2% week on week to 18.63 per kilogram in the fourth week of July, with the price up 4.2% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Senior citizens out-of-pocket 59% on health expenses in 2018

SENIOR CITIZENS accounted for more than a fifth of total health expenditures in 2018 and were out-of-pocket on 59% of their expenses, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Monday.

Domestic trade of goods plunges in Q1 — PSA

DOMESTIC TRADE sharply fell in the first quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

PSA may seek partners soon for national ID

THE government is currently studying private-sector participation in the registration process for the national ID in 2021, and could begin a search for potential partners “soon,” the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

PHL rice inventory falls 7.8% in June

THE NATIONAL rice inventory fell 7.8% year on year to 2.40 million metric tons (MT) in June, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Agricultural output edges up in Q2

THE country’s agricultural output picked up slightly in the second quarter, driven by growth in crops and fisheries sectors, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday.

Inflation picks up in July

The overall year-on-year increase in prices of widely used goods quickened slightly in July, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary data from the...

Farm output likely shrank in 2nd quarter

LOCAL agricultural production likely contracted, albeit at a slower pace, in the second quarter, as the strict lockdown affected the employment of farm workers and prevented them from transporting their harvest, economists said.

Factory output declines for third straight month

FACTORY OUTPUT declined for the third straight month in May although the pace of contraction slowed, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday.

Most livestock categories posted gains in output during first quarter —...

LIVESTOCK output rose in the first quarter, with producers of chicken, chicken egg, pork, duck and duck egg posting gains while carabao and cattle production declined, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Philippine fruit production declines in first quarter

PRODUCTION of three major fruit crops — banana, calamansi and mango — declined in the first quarter while output of pineapple, the fourth major crop, rose, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay farmgate price rises 0.2%

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.2% week on week to P19.16 per kilogram in the fifth week of May, with prices up 6.4% year on year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Gross revenue index declines in Q1 — PSA

REVENUE across all industries declined in the first quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.

PSA jobless estimate deemed ‘conservative,’ real total could be 10-M unemployed

THE number of unemployed Filipinos could be closer to 10 million rather than the official estimate of 7.3 million in April, a University of the Philippines professor said.

Irrigated land area up 2.6% in 2019 at 1.97 million hectares

IRRIGATED land in 2019 expanded 2.6% year-on-year to 1.97 million hectares, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Palay output estimate for first quarter downgraded 0.8%

PRODUCTION estimates for palay, or unmilled rice, in the first quarter were downgraded 0.8% from earlier projections to 4.25 million metric tons (MT), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Trade gap narrows in February on weaker imports

THE country's trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in February as imports declined while exports grew, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday. Import payments declined 11.6%...

Palay farmgate price firms in late Jan.

THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.3% to P15.94 per kilogram (kg) in the last week of January, a price level that remains 19.2% lower year-on-year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

Gov’t finds fewer Filipinos poor in 2018

FEWER FILIPINOS were mired in poverty in 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.

Rice inventory rises 10.1% in early June

THE national rice inventory was estimated at 2.598 million metric tons (MMT) on June 1, up 10.1% from a year earlier, but fell 11.8% month-on-month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Rice prices continue drop

THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, fell 0.5% week on week during the third week of May to P18.26 per kilogram (kg), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Duterte appoints new PSA head

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former dean Claire Dennis S. Mapa of the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Statistics as the new National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

2017 PSA survey shows 9 in 10 families have improved source...

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher NINETY-FOUR PERCENT (94%) of 24.354 million families have access to improved source of drinking water, according to the...

Industry revenue growth rises 9.5% in 4th quarter

REVENUE across all industries grew in the fourth quarter of 2018 on account of stronger sales in key industries, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

Factory output continues to decline in January

FACTORY output posted its second consecutive month of decline in January, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the PSA's latest...

PSA warns against payment collections for national ID

THE PhilID, the national identification card that will be rolled out soon by the government, would be free of charge for the initial issuance, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reminded the public.

At the crossroads

The ongoing trade tension between the United States (US) and China — the world’s two largest economies — continues to intensify as they wrangle...

August factory output growth slows

MANUFACTURING output continued to expand in August albeit at a slower pace compared to a month earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported last Friday.

A construction boom and a thriving cement industry

Construction activities in the Philippines are swelling. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the total number of constructions in the second quarter of...

Approved building permits rise 11.7% in Q2 — PSA

CONSTRUCTION starts, based on approved building permits, grew 11.7% year-on-year, driven by non-residential projects, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Approved foreign investment pledges up by 70% in second quarter

Approved foreign investment pledges rose by 70.4% in the second quarter, its highest in almost three years, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. Preliminary PSA data...

Statistics body: GDP rebasing to wait

THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY (PSA) will hold off till 2020 the use of a new baseline for measuring economic growth.

PSA preparing terms for national ID auction process

THE implementing agency for the Philippine Identification System Act said it is preparing the terms to auction the design contract for the infrastructure underlying the national identification (ID) system.

Fisheries output rises 2.64% in second quarter, aquaculture leads

FISHERIES output rose 2.64% year-on-year to 1.13 million metric tons (MT) in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

Which region has the highest proportion of First Class municipalities?

The Department of Finance classified the Philippines' provinces, cities, and municipalities according to their average annual income.

Labor turnover rate grows nearly 2% in first quarter

Employment among firms grew by 1.94% in the first quarter of 2018, results of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s first nationwide Labor Turnover Survey showed. This...

Industry revenue growth eases in first quarter

REVENUE across all industries grew in the first quarter of 2018 but eased from a year ago, the government reported yesterday.

Industry revenue growth slows in first quarter

Revenue across all industries grew 6.9% in the first quarter, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority's (PSA) Quarterly Economic Indices report showed. This was...

Trade gap widens as exports drop to its lowest in almost...

The Philippines' trade deficit expanded in April as imports grew by double-digits while exports contracted for the fourth straight month, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Out-of-school population declines in 2017, PSA says

THE population of persons of school-going age who were not in school dropped to 3.6 million in 2017 from 3.8 million a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Tourism share of GDP hits 18-year high in 2017

THE TOURISM industry’s contribution to the economy was the highest in 18 years in 2017, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.