Palay Situation in MIMAROPA April to June 2020 Preliminary Results


Tuesday, November 24, 2020




In the second quarter of 2020, the total volume of palay production in MIMAROPA Region was estimated at 213,044 metric tons.  The region accounted 5.2 percent in the overall corn production of the country. 


Figure 1. Volume of Corn Production by Province, MIMAROPA: April-June 2020

Oriental Mindoro registered a total of 123,576 metric tons of palay during April-June 2020. This translates to a share of 58.0 percent on the regional palay production. Occidental Mindoro and Palawan’s production reached 55,790 metric tons (26.2 percent share) and 30,337 metric tons (14.2 percent share). Marinduque and Romblon reported a combined production of 3,341 metric tons with corresponding share of 1.6 percent to the regional production of palay.

Palay produced in the MIMAROPA Region were mostly grown and harvested from irrigated farms which was 90.2 percent or 192,238 metric tons of the total volume of palay production in the region. Among provinces in the region, only Occidental Mindoro produced the entire production of palay from irrigated farms.


Figure 2. Percentage Share by Ecosystem Type and by Province, MIMAROPA: April-June 2020

Volume of palay production grew by 69.6 percent

The production of palay in the region during April to June 2020 went up by 69.6 percent or 87,394 metric tons higher than the produced 125,650 metric tons of palay in the same quarter of 2019. All provinces in the region exhibited an increase in their production of palay. Oriental Mindoro recorded the highest contribution of 123,576 metric tons to the regional palay production, an upsurge by 110.8 percent from its production of 58,628 metric tons in April-June 2019. It was followed by Occidental Mindoro with a reported total production of 55,790 metric tons, about 57.8 percent increase from 35,347 metric tons in the same period of 2019.


Figure 3. Volume of Production by Province: April-June 2020
(Production in Metric Tons)

In terms of ecosystem type, the production in both irrigated and rainfed farms went up during the second quarter of 2020. Production in irrigated farms registered 192,238 metric tons, an increase by 79.5 percent or 85,141 metric tons from the reported production in April-June 2019. Similarly, the production in rainfed farms increased by 2,253 metric tons or 12.1 percent compared to the previous year’s production.


Figure 4. Volume of Palay Production by Type of Ecosystem, MIMAROPA: April-June 2020 and April-June 2019

                                       Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Palay Production Survey


Total area harvested went up by 22.6 percent

Total area harvested for all types of ecosystem during April-June 2020 went up by 9,278 hectares or 22.6 percent higher compared to the total area harvested in the same period in 2019. Oriental Mindoro posted the total area harvested of 28,161 hectares, the highest among provinces in the region. In addition, the province also registered the largest increase of 29.8 percent or an additional 6,472 hectares from 21,689 hectares in April-June 2019. Meanwhile, only Palawan recorded a slight shrinkage in the area harvested by 317 hectares or 3.5 percent to its current level of 8,645 hectares.

Figure 5. Area Harvested by Province:  April-June 2020 and April-June 2019

                                       Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Palay Production Survey

Area harvested from irrigated farms experienced an increase of 28.9 percent from 34,176 hectares in the second quarter of 2019 to 44,041 hectares in the same period of 2020. In contrast, area harvested in rainfed farms slightly reduced by 8.4 pecent or a cut-back of 587 hectares from 6,958 hectares in the same quarter of the previous year.


Figure 6. Area Harvested by Type of Ecosystem, MIMAROPA: April-June 2020 and April-June 2019

                                       Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Palay Production Survey

Average palay yield per hectare boosted by 38.3 percent

During the second quarter of 2020, the average palay yield in the region was posted at 4.2 metric tons per hectare. This was 38.3 percent higher than the yield of 3.1 metric tons per hectare in the same quarter of 2019.

Figure 7. Average Palay Yield by Province, MIMAROPA: April-June 2020