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LEYTE PROVINCIAL STATISTICAL OFFICE
SHERYL ANN A. JAMISOLA
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Reference Number: 19R0837-065
Release Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Leyte registered 0.2 percent deflation in October 2019, representing a decrease of 0.8 percentage points compared with the 0.6 percent inflation rate in the previous month, the slowest pace since September 2015. Furthermore, this month’s rate is higher by 0.5 percentage point compared with the -0.7 percent regional inflation rate during the reference period. Leyte’s inflation rate remained higher compared with region’s inflation rate since December 2018. Read more about HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 2019 PRICE SITUATION IN LEYTE (2012=100).

 

Reference Number: 19R0837-063
Release Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The inflation rate in Leyte continued to move at a slower pace at 0.6 percent in September 2019, representing a decrease of 1.7 percentage points compared with the 2.3 percent inflation rate in the previous month. Furthermore, the rate for this month is higher by 0.7 percentage points compared with the -0.1 percent regional inflation rate during the reference period. Leyte’s inflation rate remained higher compared with the region’s inflation rate since December 2018. Read more about HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2019 PRICE SITUATION IN LEYTE (2012=100).

 

Reference Number: 19IG0837-05
Release Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Foreign trade statistics are complied by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) from copies of legally required documents submitted by importers and exporters to the Bureau of Customs. Exports and imports cleared through Philippine Exports Zone Authority (PEZA) forms are also included in the compiled data. Read more about Foreign Trade Statistics (Second Quarter 2019).

 

Reference Number: 19R0837-070
Release Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Leyte’s total volume of fishery production from April to June 2019 registered at around 6,442 metric tons. The figures are based on the Quarterly Fisheries Survey conducted by Philippine Statistics Authority. This is 24.25 percent higher than its level a year ago of 5,184.97 metric tons. Though there was a decrease of production in the Commercial and Municipal Inland sub-sectors, with -15.40 percent and -22.99 percent respectively, the increased production of 36.54 percent in the Aquaculture sub-sector carried the increase on the total fishery production in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter of 2018. Read more about LEYTE FISHERY PRODUCTION INCREASED BY 24.25 PERCENT IN THE 2nd QUARTER OF 2019.

 

Reference Number: 19PR0837-015
Release Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
The inflation rate in Leyte plunged to 2.3 percent in August 2019, representing a decrease of 1.4 percentage points compared to the 3.7 percent inflation rate in the previous month. Furthermore, this month’s rate is higher by 1.7 percentage points compared with the 0.6 percent regional inflation rate during the reference period. Leyte’s inflation rate remained higher compared to region’s inflation rate since December 2018. Read more about Leyte’s Inflation rate decelerate to 2.3 percent in August 2019.

 

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Province of Leyte

Leyte became the center of two important milestones in world history, which lend lasting color and significance to the history of the Philippines. In 1521 the province, was first visited by Spanish explorers led by Ferdinand Magellan who discovered a new route around the world.

Leyte, known as Tandaya to early Filipinos, was renamed Filipina by Roy Lopez de Villalobos in 1543, a name that later extended to the entire archipelago. Four centuries later, in 1944, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle between the Americans and the Japanese in world history, transpired in Leyte. General Douglas MacArthur, at the head of an army of more than 250,000 men waded ashore on the island at Red Beach, Palo, Leyte. This began the end of the Japanese Imperial Army, eventually, the second World War. Leyte is the largest of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas.

It lies adjacent to the island of Samar, connected by the San Juanico Strait, and east of the islands of Cebu and Bohol. It is bounded in the north by the Carigara Bay and in the east by the Leyte Gulf. To the west is the Camotes Sea, while the province of Southern Leyte lies south.  The land is mountainous with a very rugged range cutting the island in half from northwest to southeast. It is composed of forty (40) municipalities and two cities, Ormoc and Baybay, which serve as its commercial centers. It has five (5) congressional districts and has a total of 1,503 barangays.

The mountain range that divides the island into eastern and western plains also serves as the line that delineates the language difference between the populace in each side of the province. The western portion faces Cebu, thus, the people speaks the Cebuano dialect. On the other hand, the Leyteños at the western side speak Waray. A dialect they share with the people of Samar provinces. Leyte is blessed with naturally endowed areas which are pieces of “Eden on Earth”.

It has an excellent tract in agricultural crop production which include coconut, palay, abaca, sugarcane and corn, as well as production of aqua-marine products. The province has abundant geothermal power reserves. The Leyte Geothermal Power Field in Tongonan, Ormoc City is the second geothermal power producer in the world.  It also houses two of the country’s top dollar earners: the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation (PHILPHOS) and the Philippine Associated Smelting and Refinery Corporation (PASAR). Leyte is a place that never fails to calm, surprise, or captivate. It is embraced with scenic natural attractions and beautiful historical sites. These include Kalanggaman Island, Lake Danao National Park, San Juanico Bridge, McArthur Memorial National Park, Sto Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum, and the Provincial Capitol of Leyte.

Leyte in Numbers

Land Area (sq. km)
As of 2016
6,335.4
Number of Municipalities
As of December 2016
40
Number of Barangays
As of December 2016
1,503
Total Population
As of August 2015 Census
1,724,679
Annual Population Growth Rate
As (2010-2015) Census Based
1.83%
Total Revenue Collection
As of 2nd Qtr, 2016 in Million Pesos
P 512
Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold
As of 2015
P 20,807
Poverty Incidence of Families
As of 2015
23.6%
Poverty Incidence of Population
As of 2015
31.0%
Annual Per Capita Food Threshold
As of 2015
P 14,513
Consumer Price Index (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter 2017
156.8
Inflation Rate (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter of 2017
2.6%
Purchasing Power of the Peso (2006=100)
As of 1st Quarter of 2017
0.64
Number of Government Hospitals
As of 2017
2
Number of Private Hospitals
As of 2015
1

Leyte Statistical Figures

Demography August 2015
Total Population 1,782,678
Male 914,052
Female 868,626
Price Indices July 2017
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 160.3
Inflation Rate 3.90
Purchasing power of the peso 0.62
Building Permit 1st Qtr 2017
Number of Approved Building Permit 462
Value of Construction by Type of Building 1,596,624
Average Cost per Square Meter (Residential) 7,974
Average Cost per Square Meter (Non-Residential) 13,673

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