The Ilocos region produced 509,168 metric tons (MT) of palay and 564,311 metric tons of corn from January to June of 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported.
Based on PSA data, the palay production of Pangasinan reached 365,040 MT, Ilocos Norte at 74,996 MT, Ilocos Sur at 72,392 MT and La Union at 36,741 MT. It added that the province of Pangasinan has contributed to 71.7 percent of palay production in the whole region.
The Ilocos Region ranked fifth in the palay production in the country, PSA added.
However, the report noted a slight decline from the region’s production from the same period last year.