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The Philippines saw an increase in poultry and corn production in the first quarter of 2012, both of which contributed to the country's overall 1.08 percent growth in agriculture output over 2011, according to the Bureau of Agriculture Statistics.
Poultry had a 14.07 percent share of the country's total agricultural output in the first quarter, a 7.06 percent increase from the same time in 2011 and attributed to a 7.4 percent rise in chicken production. Corn production rose by 5.38 percent to 2.017 million metric tons, attributed to expanded harvest areas and increased yields due to favorable weather, said the bureau.
Overall agriculture gains are down so far from 2011, which posted a 4.1 percent expansion in the first quarter (the fastest first-quarter growth since 2004) due to increased palay and corn production. But the government expects 4 percent to 5 percent growth in farm output for 2012, with better production from all sectors beginning in the second quarter.
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