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Fisheries production inches up to 1.01 million metric tons in Q1 2019

May 16, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Philippines posts higher fish catch within and outside municipal waters in the 1st quarter of 2019, but production from aquaculture goes down

Sardinella tawilis. Photo by Zeus Llanto/Rappler

Adjusted palay production for Q1 2019 down to 4.69 million metric tons

May 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The 1st quarter's seasonally adjusted rice production is lower compared to a year ago and the 4th quarter of 2018, but higher than anticipated by the Philippine Statistics Authority

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rice stocks hit 2.63 million metric tons in April 2019

May 13, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] How pro-Duterte lawmakers hurt economic growth

May 12, 2019 - 4:58 PM

What makes the latest growth data unsettling is that our lawmakers seem to have been directly and largely responsible for it

Farm output growth slows to 0.67% in Q1 2019

May 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Though the Department of Agriculture said El Niño would have little effect on national production especially for rice, the dry spell does hurt 1st quarter production of the crops subsector

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Inflation again settles within target at 3% in April 2019

May 07, 2019 - 9:03 AM

(4th UPDATE) As inflation eases further in April, analysts are looking at whether the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will cut the benchmark interest rate or the reserve requirement ratio

Vegetables at the Commonwealth Public Market on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Northern Mindanao economy grows to 7% in 2018

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Together with the prosperity, poverty incidence in the region also dipped to 25% from 35% in 2017

Bicol posts fastest economic growth among regions in 2018

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Bicol posts an impressive 8.9% growth in 2018, much higher than the national average of 6.2%

FASTEST GROWTH. Bicol Region registers the fastest GDP growth among all regions in the country. Shutterstock photo

[ANALYSIS] How well are we measuring PH poverty?

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It’s high time we updated how we measure poverty in the Philippines

Palay production seen to slightly drop in Q1 2019

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Amid projections of lower palay production and reduced harvest area, the Philippine Statistics Authority says the yield per hectare may still go up

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippine exports drop, imports rise in February 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines' balance of trade in goods increased to a $2.79-billion deficit, from a $2.54-billion deficit year-on-year

Rice inventory grows to 2.22 million MT in March

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rice stocks are still increasing from a year ago despite the weak El Niño causing damage to crops early this year

Musuan Field - rice fields near Musuan Peak in Valencia Bukidnon. the Department of Agriculture has reported 8 million pesos losses in Rice farms in Bukidnon as a weak El Niño affects much of Northern Mindanao. the effect of the weather phenomena is expected to last until August this year. warmer ocean temperature results in way below average rainfall across the Philippines. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Philippine poverty incidence down in first half of 2018

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The government attributes the dip in poverty incidence to sustained economic growth and reforms

Inflation eases further to 3.3% in March 2019

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(4th UPDATE) Inflation again slows down in March. Will the central bank now cut interest rates?

Agricultural trade deficit expands in Q4 2018

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Despite a wide deficit, the Philippines' agricultural trade grows by almost 16% to $5.23 billion in the 4th quarter of 2018

Workers files stock of round shape fruits at the Balintawak Market on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, six days before the Buena Noche to welcome the New Year. The Filipinos welcome the New Year's Eve by serving 12 kinds of round fruits on the table during Buena Noche, believed to welcome prosperity and abundance for the household. The 12 kinds of round fruits on the table represents each month in a year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Price of palay down as gov't projects lower Q1 yield

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:20 PM

While the average farmgate price of palay is lower year-on-year, the prices of well-milled and regular milled rice are still higher from a year ago

Musuan Field - rice fields near Musuan Peak in Valencia Bukidnon. the Department of Agriculture has reported 8 million pesos losses in Rice farms in Bukidnon as a weak El Niño affects much of Northern Mindanao. the effect of the weather phenomena is expected to last until August this year. warmer ocean temperature results in way below average rainfall across the Philippines. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rice inventory up in February 2019 from a year ago

Mar 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Rice stocks grow by 19.24% in February 2019 compared to the same month in 2018

Workers stacks sacks of rice inside the NFA warehouse in Quezon City on February 19, 2019. Officials of the National Food Authority lamented on Tuesday the 'definite' layoffs in the agency following President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Rice Tariffication Law. The law, which will replace the present quotas on rice imports with taxes, removes the NFA's power to import and distribute cheaper grain, leaving it with the sole task of buying grain from farmers to maintain buffer stocks, said agency administrator Tomas Escarez. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippine labor force participation dips in January 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Some 387,000 Filipinos drop out of the country's labor force, but the employment rate slightly gets better in January 2019

Finally! Inflation in February 2019 falls within target at 3.8%

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Metro Manila sees its lowest inflation rate in 18 months. All other regions also exhibit slower inflation rates.

China’s 2018 investment pledges to PH grow 20 times

Mar 01, 2019 - 5:28 PM

In total, approved investment pledges from all countries amounted to P179 billion in 2018, beating 2017’s P105.7 billion

Philippine exports, imports nosedive in December 2018

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says both imports and exports shrank in December 2018. Overall, the country's trade gap is now at its widest in history.

Inflation slows down further to 4.4% in January 2019

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) The latest inflation figure is closer to the government's target range of 2% to 4%

Feeling the inflation pinch, Filipinos hold back on spending

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:32 PM

TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018

Inflation was a big story, but many had no idea what it meant

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Try out our inflation calculator to finally understand the jargon and how it affects you

Inflation cools down to 5.1% in December 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso

Philippine population to hit 109 million by end-2019 – PopCom

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:05 AM

The Commission on Population also estimates that the Philippines' workforce will reach 70 million by the end of next year

NUMBER INCREASING. Filipino shoppers troop to Divisoria Market in Manila to purchase bargain-priced merchandise a day before Christmas on December 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Antagonistic remarks only put at risk otherwise friendly relations between government and the private sector

DOF blames 'faulty' forecasts for high inflation in 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Department of Finance says analysts' inaccurate forecasts elevated inflation expectations. But the agency's own estimates were also off.

NEDA asks gov’t to support exports as trade gap worsens

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The trade deficit widened by 62.9% in October 2018, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

PANOORIN: Ano ang magagawa ng gobyerno laban sa inflation?

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Watch this explainer on how the government could bring down inflation

Unemployment inches up in October 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:35 PM

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down

A worker carries a bale of collected recyclable materials at a junk shop near the former dumpsite and landfill named "Smokey Mountain" in Manila on June 26, 2016. Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged on May 26 to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Inflation eases to 6% in November 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:02 AM

(3rd UPDATE) All regions post slower inflation rates except Central Luzon, which retains its October 2018 rate

PANOORIN: Ano ang katotohanan sa inflation?

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Paano nga ba sinusukat ng gobyerno ang inflation? Gaano kalala ang sitwasyon ngayon, at ano ang mga salik o factor sa likod nito?

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education – PSA

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals cracks in the country's educational system

DEPRIVED. The latest report of the PSA reveals the problematic state of the country's education system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the October inflation rate for all items increased to 7.6% in Northern Mindanao from September's 6.9%, while Caraga had 6.9% in October, up from from September's 6.1%

Inflation steady at 6.7% in October 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure reinforces the projections of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Department of Finance that inflation is beginning to taper off

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Poorest Filipinos feel inflation at 8% in August 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says inflation for the bottom 30% income households went up by 5 percentage points in August 2018 compared to the same month last year

China is top PH trade partner in August 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The Philippines' trade gap swells to $26 billion year-to-date, 65% higher than the $15.7-billion deficit in 2017

FAST FACTS: Philippine inflation rate over the years

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account

Inflation in September 2018 strains Filipinos' budget at 6.7%

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation spoils the country's growth outlook, poverty alleviation efforts, and people's perception on the government

Rappler Talk: Sexy statistics

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:45 AM

National Statistician Lisa Grace Bersales discusses how the Philippine Statistics Authority gathers data and prepares for the national ID system


Data privacy, rights groups urge PSA to delay approval of national ID system IRR

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The groups call on the Philippine Statistics Authority to extend the period for public consultations for the implementing rules and regulations of the Philippine Identification System

IN CHARTS: Most Filipinos still marry before 30

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.

PSA contradicts Pernia, blames technical glitch for late inflation data

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority's statement differs from that of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who said a miscalculation had to be corrected

Trade deficit balloons by 171% in July 2018

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Imports accelerate by 32%, while exports languish at 0.3%

Rice prices jump to new highs in 4th week of August

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Cheap rice from the National Food Authority once again fails to bring prices down

Inflation surges to 6.4% in August 2018, exceeds estimates

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%


Gov’t to launch national ID by December

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Select residents of the National Capital Region, Calabarzon and Cordillera Administrative Region will be the first to get their hands on the national ID

PILOT. National Statistician Liza Grace Bersales says they plan to launch the national ID system by December. Photo from NEDA


Philippines revises Q1 2018 GDP down to 6.6%

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'Major contributors to the downward revision were other services, manufacturing, and agriculture and forestry,' says the Philippine Statistics Authority

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