Agriculture contracted by 1.11 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. The devastating effects of Typhoons “Karen” and “Lawin” pulled down production in the crops and fisheries subsectors. Meanwhile, the livestock and poultry subsectors posted output increments. At current prices, gross value of agricultural production amounted to P456.4 billion or 1.35 percent higher than the previous year’s record. The annual performance of agriculture was marked by a 1.41 percent decline in output in 2016.