Friday, June 25

16 agriculture commodities record over 100 per cent SSR

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KUALA LUMPUR: A research conducted by the Department of Statistics has shown that 16 out of 33 selected agricultural commodities have a self-sufficiency ratio (SSR) of more than 100 per cent in 2017.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Uzair Mahidin said the agricultural commodities were divided into three categories, namely crops (fruits and vegetables), livestock and fisheries.

He said for fruits, seven out of 13 fruits recorded a SSR of more than 100 per cent, with watermelon being the highest at 151.7 per cent followed by papaya (143.6 per cent) and star fruit (136 per cent).

Per capita consumption (PCC) of coconut was the highest at 19.4 kg/year followed by banana (10.0 kg/year), pineapple (7.6 kg/year) and durian (6.4 kg/year), he said in a statement yesterday.

As for vegetables, Uzair said six vegetables recorded a SSR of more than 100 per cent, namely spinach, lady’s finger, long bean, brinjal, cucumber, and tomato.

“The PCC of round cabbage was the highest (5.4 kg/year) followed by mustard (4.4 kg/year), tomato (3.9 kg/year) and cucumber (2.3 kg/year),” he said.

As for livestock, he said the SSR of chicken/duck egg (113.7 per cent) was the highest followed by poultry meat (98.2 per cent) and pork (92.1 per cent), while mutton was the lowest (10.7 per cent).

“Poultry meat recorded the highest PCC of 52.0 kilogrammes per year followed by chicken/duck egg (22.2 kg/year) and pork (16.3 kg/year),” he said.

In the fisheries segment, he said cuttlefish recorded the highest SSR of 104.8 per cent while mackerel was the lowest (82.9 per cent).

However, the PCC of mackerel (5.2 kg/year) was the highest among fisheries followed by shrimp (3.9 kg/year) and tuna (2.5 kg/year), while crab has the lowest (0.4 kg year). — Bernama