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Rice output likely rose 16.2% in Q3

The country’s ummilled-rice output may have expanded by 16.2 percent to 2.963 million metric tons (MMT) in the third quarter, from 2.55 MMT recorded a year ago, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

The latest forecast, however, is 500 metric tons (MT) lower than the 2.964 MMT projected by the PSA in its July report.

“Possible reduction in palay production may be attributed to the damaged areas in Pampanga and Pangasinan due to monsoon rains in August and tropical storm Carina in Cagayan province,” the PSA said.

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