Press Release

PSA to conduct the Monthly Commercial Stocks Survey (CSS) starting February 2021

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will implement the conduct of the monthly Commercial Stocks Survey (CSS) starting February 2021. The survey had been transferred from the National Food Authority (NFA) to PSA, per Section 3 Rule 3.5 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. The CSS aims to generate estimates of the current stocks inventory of rice and corn in registered grains businessmen/firms in the country.

PSA Enjoins Support on the conduct of Monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS)

The Philippine Statistics Authority – Regional Statistical Services Office XIII (Caraga) will conduct the monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS) starting February 2021 based on the PSA Board Resolution No. 08 series of 2020 – Approving to Conduct the Monthly LFS. The monthly LFS will be conducted in between quarterly (regular LFS) with a regional sample of approximately 540 housing units, deemed sufficient to provide national level estimates of labor and employment statistics. In Caraga, about twenty-seven (27) Statistical Researchers and Field Personnel will be involved employing an integrated Computer-Aided Data Collection System (CADaCS) for the survey.

PSA to conduct the Monthly Palay and Corn Situation Reporting System (MPCSRS) for 2021

The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the Monthly Palay and Corn Situation Reporting System (MPCSRS) for 2021. The survey operation is conducted every first five (5) days of the month except for January, April, July, October and December. The MPCSRS serves as a monitoring system of the growing conditions and actual planting of palay and corn.

PSA to conduct the Palay and Corn Stock Survey (PCSS1) for 2021

One of the regular monthly surveys conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is the Palay and Corn Stock Survey (PCSS1) which aims to generate estimates of the current stocks of rice and corn in farming and non-farming households. The statistics generated from the survey is used to monitor stocks situation of the food staples to ensure supply and demand equilibrium, access and price stability. It also aid policy makers in determining the quantity to be imported for food security purposes.

Caraga’s economic performance sustains at 5.0 percent growth rate level in 2019

Caraga’s economy grew continually at 5.0 percent in 2019 but at a slower pace with reference to the growth rate of 5.2 percent in 2018. Among the three major industry items, only Services sector continued to expand with 11.0 percent while Industry sector slowed down at 0.4 percent and Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing (AFF) declined with a growth rate of -3.6 percent.

PSA Prepares to Conduct Palay Production Survey, Corn Production Survey, and Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey for January 2021 Round

The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the January 2021 Round of Palay Production Survey (PPS) and Corn Production Survey (CPS) which is simultaneously collected with the Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey (BLPS) in all provinces of the region this coming December 1-10, 2020. The survey supports the data needs of planners, policy and decision makers, and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector and the general public.

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