Economic

The Joint Probability Table shows that agriculture is the dominant sector in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) accounting for 53.3 Percent of the total regional income in 2009. Far second in terms of share is the Service-Related sector which account for 14.8 percent, closely followed by the Undefined and the Wholesale/Retail Trade sectors with 12.9 and 11.6 percent shares, respectively. Transportation/Storage and Communication with 4.7 percent share, Manufacturing with 1.4 percent share. The smallest shares were contributed by the Construction and Mining/Quarrying sectors with less than one (1) percent each.

Meanwhile, the same table shows that of the five (5) provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the province of Maguindanao accounts for the largest share with 31.4 percent of the region’s total income of approximately PhP 36.20 B in 2009 (Data Matrix). The second largest is Lanao del Sur with 23.5 percent share, closely followed by Sulu with 21.8 percent share. The Provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Basilan almost had the same contribution at roughly 12 percent share each to the region’s total income. Compared to the National Economy, the share of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was estimated at 1.5 percent of the national income of PhP 2,377.76 B (Data Matrix) earned in 2009.

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