Palay and Corn Stock Survey (PCSS1) is a regular monthly survey conducted by Philippine Statistics Authority which intends to generate estimates of current stocks of rice and corn in farming and non-farming households. The data generated from the survey will serves as input in the analysis of the seasonal trends and variations and forecasting of future supply of rice and corn. It also aid policy makers in determining the quantity to be imported for food security purposes.
The survey covers sample farming households and non-farming households from the sample barangays covered in the Palay and Corn Production Surveys. The collection of data is undertaken by hired Statistical Researchers (SRs) through personal interview during the first four (4) days of the month. The SR will gather information on palay/rice and shelled corn/corn grits stocks stored in the household, kept in another household or in non-commercial granaries as of 6:00AM of the 1st day of the month as the reference period.
All the data and information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from sample farmer-producers shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.