Q4 farm output up 6.35%; 2010 flat

Reuters

Posted at Jan 19 2011 12:04 PM | Updated as of Jan 19 2011 08:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Farm output rose 6.35% in the December quarter from a year earlier, helping to narrow the sector's full-year 2010 contraction to 0.12%, the head of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics said on Wednesday.

At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told reporters the farm sector, which accounts for a fifth of the country's gross domestic product, is expected to stage a rebound and post growth this year.