PSA - Philippine Statistics Authority

05/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/25/2023 01:03

Seasonally Adjusted Palay/Rice Production and Prices, January to March 2023


The seasonally adjusted palay production for the first quarter of 2023 at 5.02 million metric tons was 2.6 percent higher than the 4.90 million metric tons output from the preceding quarter. (Table 1)

Year-on-year, this quarter's palay production when deseasonalized was higher by 157.01 thousand metric tons or by 3.2 percent compared with the previous year's same quarter level of 4.87 million metric tons. (Figure 1 and Table 1)


For this quarter, the seasonally adjusted farmgate price of palay at PhP 17.49 per kilogram recorded a decrease of -4.7 percent from the previous quarter's farmgate price of PhP 18.35 per kilogram. On the contrary, compared with its previous year's same period farmgate price of PhP 17.25 per kilogram, the deseasonalized average farmgate price for this quarter expanded by 1.4 percent. (Figure 2 and Table 1)

(Assistant National Statistician)
Officer-in-Charge, Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office