Philippine Statistics Authority
Region XII - (SOCCSKSARGEN) 
ATTY. MAQTAHAR L. MANULON, CESO V
Regional Director 

Regional Statistical Figures

Demography
August 2015
Total Population
4,545,276
   Cotabato
1,379,747
   Sarangani
544,261
   South Cotabato
915,289
   Sultan Kudarat
812,095
   Cotabato City
299,438
   General Santos city
594,446
   Kidapawan City
140,195
   Koronadal City
174,942
Population Growth Rate (2000-2015)
2.3%
Price Indices
February 2020
Consumer Price Index (2012=100)
126.5
Inflation Rate
2.8
Purchasing Power of Peso
0.79
Labor Force Survey
July 2019
SOCCSKSARGEN
 
Total 15 yrs old and over (in '000)
3,239
Total Labor Force (%)
65.4
Total Employment (%)
95.7
Total Unemployment (%)
4.3
Underemployment (%)
16.3
Gross Regional Domestic Expenditure (GRDE)
2018
Expenditure Type (in million pesos)
At constant 2000 Price
      Household Final Consumption Expenditure
197,015
      Government Final Consumption Expenditure
27,055
      Net Exports
-86,031
Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP)
472,662,866

 

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News Conference on the 2016 Economic Performance of SOCCSKSARGEN Region slated on May 4

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII announces the holding of a News Conference on the 2016 Economic Performance of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region on May 4, 2017 (Thursday) 10:00AM, at the East Asia Royale Hotel in General Santos City. The main resource person is National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero, PhD. Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, PSA XII Regional Director, will present the highlights of the 2016 economic performance of the region.Guests include Ms. Reinelda P. Adriano, Division Chief of Fisheries Statistics Division at the PSA Central Office, and Director Joey Sem G. Dalumpines of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XII who will also act as moderator during the open forum.

Did you know that SOCCSKSARGEN’s Economy Grew by 5.0 percent in 2016?

The total value of goods and services produced in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region in 2016, as measured through the GRDP, was valued at P213.3 billion at constant 2000 prices.

SOCCSKSARGEN’s economy managed to grow by 5.0 percent in 2016, faster than the 3.3 percent growth in 2015. The double-digit acceleration in Industry and the steady performance of Services cushioned the effect of the slump in AHFF.

Services remained to account for the largest share of the regional economy at 40.3 percent in 2016, slightly higher than its 39.4 percent share in 2015. The share of Industry also expanded to 36.9 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year’s 34.1 percent. AHFF contributed 22.9 percent to the region’s total economic output in 2016, lower than its 26.5 percent share in 2015.

Skipjack, Yellow Fin Tuna and Hydraulic Cement Were SOCCSKSARGEN’s Top Imports (FTS November 2016

Skipjack is the region’s primary import in terms of freight on board (FOB) value, it constituted 20.38 percent of the region’s US$51,765,437.00 total imports in November 2016 in terms of FOB Value.

Skipjack or Stripe-Bellied Bonito, at 7,449,362.00 Kilograms, was the top import for the month at US$10.55 million. The commodity came from China, Taiwan, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Skipjack, Coconut Oil and Pineapple Were SOCCSKSARGEN’s Leading Exports (FTS November 2016)

Skipjack is the primary export of the region in terms of freight on board (FOB) value. In November 2016, the region exported US$61,989,807.00 worth of commodities to the other countries. Skipjack or Bonito accounted for 19.87 percent of the region’s total exports for the month.

Skipjack or Bonito ranked first among all exports of the region in terms of value during the period, totalling to US$12.31 million for 4,075,580.57 Kilograms of Skipjack that were exported to 27 countries around the world. About 24 percent or 1,003,996.05 Kilograms were shipped to the United States of America amounting to US$2,608,329.00

SOCCSKSARGEN Economy Expands by 5.0 percent; PSA XII Holds News Conference

SOCCKSARGEN Region’s economy hikes up by 5.0 percent in 2016 as measured by the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP). This was the highlight in the recently concluded news conference conducted by the PSA Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) XII at the East Asia Royale Hotel in General Santos City last May 4, 2017. The news conference was simultaneously conducted in the 17 regions across the country.

The members of the panel were PSA XII Regional Director, Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon and NEDA XII Regional Director Arturo G. Valero. Assisting them were DTI XII Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel and Ms. Reinelda P. Adriano, Chief of the Fisheries Statistics Division of the PSA Central Office.

Industry Buoys SOCCSKSARGEN's Economy in 2016

SOCCSKSARGEN’s economy managed to grow by 5.0 percent in 2016, faster than the 3.3 percent growth in 2015. The double-digit acceleration in Industry and the steady performance of Services cushioned the effect of the slump in AHFF.

Services accounted for the largest share of the regional economy at 40.3 percent, slightly higher than the 39.4 percent posted in 2015. Industry expanded to 36.9 percent from the previous year’s share of 34.1 percent. AHFF had a share of 22.9 percent, lower than its 26.5 percent share in 2015.

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