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Philippines’ Q4 agriculture output up after 4 quarters of declines

January 26, 2022By Reuters

  • The Philippines’ overall agricultural output grew at an annual pace of 0.6% by value in October-December, after four consecutive quarters of contraction, as gains in crops, poultry and fisheries offset losses in livestock due to an African swine fever outbreaks, data on Wednesday showed

  • Crops output, which accounted for about 60% of the overall agricultural production in the fourth quarter, rose 2.6% as paddy rice harvest increased 0.2%

  • Livestock production shrank 9.7%, but fisheries output grew 1.4% and poultry rose 2.7%

  • The government will release overall economic output for the same period on Thursday

(Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz
Editing by Ed Davies)


This article originally appeared on reuters.com

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