Abundant Resources

The Economy of Antique

 

Agriculture

  • Palay - primary crop of the Province
  • Copra - second major agricultural commodity (main bulk of copra came from the municipality of Caluya where this accounts for 44% of of the total output of the Province.)
  • Other Productions 

Top Five Agricultural Crops

(2011 in metric tons)

 

Top Five Livestock

(2012)

Palay

287,036

Carabao

37,804

Corn

4,749

Cattle

56,487

Coconut

67,435

Chicken

1,072,725

Mango

1,636

Duck

181,260

Banana

20,334

Goat

25,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fishery

Fishing is the major source of livelihood for households in the 15 coastal municipalities rich fishing ground of Cuyo East Pass, Sulu Sea, and municipal water (296.8 km coastline).

 

Fishing Season

June- December

Directly dependent

17,437  households

Indirectly dependent

39,055  households

Forestry

Products used as materials in the construction industry, furniture and handicraft:

  • Bamboo
  • Rattan
  • Buri
  • Charcoal
  • Abaca
  • Log
  • Herbal vines
  • Plants
  • Wild flowers
  • Bariw
  • Nito

Mineral Resources

Antique has deposits of metallic and non-metallic mineral resources. The metallic mineral resources include:

  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Chromite
  • Pyrite
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Ferro alloy 
  • Limestone