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LEYTE PROVINCIAL STATISTICAL OFFICE
SHERYL ANN A. JAMISOLA
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Reference Number: 20PR0837-030
Release Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Leyte sustained again its inflation rate at 1.3 percent in November 2020. Meanwhile, the region’s inflation rate slightly decreased by 0.1 percentage point from 1.9 percent in October 2020 to 1.8 percent during the reference month. In comparison, the inflation rate of Leyte was lower than the region’s rate during the reference month. Commodity groups that reported positive inflation rate (IR) in Leyte are: Alcoholic beverages and tobacco (5.2 percent); Restaurant and Miscellaneous Goods and Services (2.2 percent); Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House (2.1 percent); Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages (2.0 percent); Clothing and Footwear (0.5 percent); Health (1.1 percent); and Transport (0.5 percent). Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Leyte’s inflation rate sustains at 1.3 percent in November 2020.

 

Reference Number: 20R0837-084
Release Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Leyte’s total volume of fishery production from July to September 2020 recorded at around 16,563.44 metric tons. The figures are based on the Quarterly Fisheries Survey conducted by Philippine Statistics Authority. The 3 rd quarter 2020 production of 16,563.44 metric tons was 43.53 percent higher than its level a year ago of 11,540.00 metric tons. All sub-sectors posted an increment on its production in the 3rd quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter of 2019. Commercial sub-sector had the biggest increase on its volume of production by 73.25 percent and was followed by Aquaculture sub-sector by 46.66 percent. Municipal sub-sector had the least growth on its volume of production by 32.62 percent. Read more about SPECIAL RELEASE: LEYTE’S FISHERY PRODUCTION ESCALATES BY 43.53 PERCENT IN THE 3RD QUARTER OF 2020.

 

Reference Number: 20R0837-082
Release Date: Monday, December 28, 2020
The total trade (imports plus exports) in Leyte for the third quarter of 2020 significantly dropped to $364.19 million from $554.51 million in the same period of 2019. Both imports and exports total value went down which resulted to a 39.3 percent decrease in surplus in the total Balance of Trade in Goods (BoTG) for the current period. Read more about SPECIAL RELEASE: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS IN LEYTE: THIRD QUARTER OF 2020.

 

Reference Number: 20IG0837- 456
Release Date: Monday, December 28, 2020
Leyte’s Trade of Goods drops by 34.3 percent in the Third Quarter of 2020. Read more about INFOGRAPHICS: FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS LEYTE (THIRD QUARTER OF 2020).

 

Reference Number: 20PR0837- 028
Release Date: Monday, December 28, 2020
The total trade (imports plus exports) in Leyte for the third quarter of 2020 significantly dropped to $364.19 million from $554.51 million in the same period of 2019. Both imports and exports total value went down which resulted to a 39.3 percent decrease in surplus in the total Balance of Trade in Goods (BoTG) for the current period. Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Leyte’s Trade of Goods drops by 34.3 percent in the Third Quarter of 2020.

 

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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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