Agriculture production grew just 0.56% in 2018

Agriculture and fishery production, which accounts for less than a fifth of the gross domestic product, grew by 0.56 percent in 2018, slower than the 4-percent expansion in 2017, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show.

The PSA said the sector expanded 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter, following a 0.8-percent contraction in the third quarter.  The latest figure is expected to lift the gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter.

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