By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher
In the first quarter of 2018, the country’s agriculture imports totalled $2.994 billion, 4.2% higher compared to $2.874 billion logged in same period a year ago.
Cereals accounted nearly a fifth of the total value of imported farm products during the January to March period. Residues and waste from food industries and prepared animal fodder followed with 12.8% share, while miscellaneous edible preparations comprised 10.9%.
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