Rice and Corn Stocks Inventory, April 2018

As of May, 2018


  • As of 01 April 2018, total rice stocks inventory was estimated at 2,182.67 thousand metric tons (Figure 1). The volume of stocks was 18.42 percent below last year's inventory level of 2,675.55 thousand metric tons and 28.59 percent higher than the previous month's record of 1,697.37 thousand metric tons (Table 1).
  • Comparisons with last year's rice stock levels showed a decrease of 4.50 percent in the households, 12.45 percent in commercial warehouses, and 96.26 percent in NFA depositories (Table 1).
  • Relative to last month's record, both stocks inventory level in households and in commercial warehouses grew by 25.04 percent and 43.56 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, a drop in stocks level was observed in NFA depositories by 71.89 percent (Table 1).
  • Of the current rice stock level, around 63.04 percent were from the households, 36.39 percent from commercial warehouses, and 0.56 percent from NFA depositories. The latter comprised about 79.69 percent of the imported rice.

Stock Inventory:

Monthly rice and corn stocks inventory are generated from three sectors, namely: household, commercial, and National Food Authority (NFA). The household stocks are taken from the Palay and Corn Stocks Survey (PCSS) of the PSA, which covers farming and non-farming households nationwide. The commercial stocks are sourced from registered grains businessmen through the Commercial Stocks Survey (CSS), conducted by the NFA, the results of which are submitted to PSA. NFA stocks are monitored from their warehouses/depositories.