Economy 2017-12-01T06:24:02+00:00

Economic Activities

Ozamiz City is emerging as one of the fastest growing cities in Northwestern Mindanao and its strategic location as “Gateway to Western Mindanao”. All roads from Ozamiz City serve as economic arteries leading to almost all every corner of Mindanao. Although the city’s economy is base on agriculture it is considered as the service center and a hub of trade and commerce in the province taking into account its strategic geographical location.

The city’s dominant commercial activities are carried out by 1,889 registered commercial establishments in 2003 based on Business Permit and Licensing Division issued where in trading engaged in the wholesale and retail trade comprises the largest number of 1,071 firms.

On the other hand, in 2013 the numbered of establishments registered has an increase of 1,814 firms were Wholesale and Retail trade areas still on largest number of firms registered. In addition financing services is never left behind, 206 registered firm in 2003 rising to 300 in 2013. This includes a considerable number of banks, and other financing firm indication of a progressive city.


Structure of Economy

Ozamiz City employment in 2013 has an increase with a total of 5, 367 compared in 2003 with a total of 1,889. These signify the commerce and trade of the city has the highest contribution to the economy compared to agriculture and industry.


Industrial Land Intensity Standards

Inspite of the city’s abundant resources for raw materials the industry sector is still experiencing a slow-paced growth. The manufacturing sector is an underdeveloped industrial sector catering primarily to the simple consumer goods. Industrial activities are largely characterized by small scale consumer’s goods except for capital intensive rice and corn mills and the wood based industries.

The industrial land intensity base on 2013 population with a total of 140,489, intensify the light industry per 1000/hectare to 112,391.20 compared to medium industry intensify to 351,222.50. In per person/hectare of light industry intensify to 112.39 per person/hectare and medium industry intensifies to 351.22.


Current and Protected Industrial Area Requirement

In 2013, the light industry area requirement is 112.39 hectares and medium  industry of 351.22 increase by 114.89 in light and 359.03 in medium. By the year 2023, base on projected population of 175,011 the light industry area of 140.01 and 437.53 of medium industry.


Agricultural Crop Areas and Production in Ozamiz City

Majority of the barangays in the city are considered agricultural crop areas producing rice, corn banana, coconut, root crops, cacao, rubber and different kinds of fruit trees. Total area planted in hectares was 10,380.12 in 2013 with a yearly incremental increase of slightly over 10 %. Total volume of production of the same period was 27,530 metric tons. Rice and corn  are  the secondary major crops in the city with total volume of production for rice and corn total to 7,744 metric tons in 2013 at two cropping per year.

In the year 2013 to 2023 it is expected that there will be an increase in production, this is because of the introduction of the diversification among farmers particularly in the introduction of new crops which will add to their production. Moreover, with the assistance of the LGU’s, farm areas are also projected to be increased to compensate the projected increase in production during these years.

Agriculture is one of the economic bases of the city aside from trade and commerce including manufacturing contributed also a good share to the economy.


Existing Major Agricultural Crops by Area and Production in Ozamiz City

Inspite the continuous increase of the population, many idle lands have great potentials in agriculture. Hence, this will be maximized with the help of the City Agriculture Office. With all of these efforts, in the upcoming year 2023, it will be projected that Ozamiz City will then become self sufficient and independent in terms of its agricultural needs through modernization of agricultural technology under National Program and modernization of post harvest facilities

The breakdown of area planted as to existing major agricultural crop during the cropping year 2013 were as follows 1,264 hectares for rice ,1,714 hectares for corn, 240 hectares for banana, 253 hectares for different root crops, 60 hectares for vegetables and 212 hectares for different fruit trees which cover a total land area of 3, 743 hectares.

The proximity of the city of Cebu and Manila gives an opportunity to harness the potential domestic market for agricultural and aquamarine products. Its well- established transportation links to these areas facilitate an easy channeling of goods to these trade points. The diversification to other high value added fruits like mango, durian, rambutan and lanzones is now being pursued by local farmers to cater to the growing demands for these products in Manila and Cebu and for possible export trading in the near future

Average income of farmers (on farm/off farm) for  2003 is Php 5,000 then for  2013 –  Php 8,000.00 Php15,000 for 2023 in monthly bases.

The versatility of the terrain in accommodating diversified crops particularly high value agricultural produce is most promising now that the city is pursuing its program of crop diversification. Expanded agri-business will be foreseen in this area such as processing of aquaculture products. Investments in packaging and canning industries will also of great potential.


Irrigation Facilities

Water requirement for our lowland rice producers are provided by two major irrigation facilities. These two irrigation facilities are the water dam in Barangay Calabaya and the water dam in Malibangcao, Clarin, Misamis Occidental.  These two irrigation facilities supply the lowland rice water needs of 13 barangays of the city covering a total area of 608.91 hectares as of 2013.


Agrarian Reform Programs

In 2013 the Department of Agrarian Reform Office has the proposed road project to be benefited by the nine barangays of Ozamiz City with 1,031 beneficiaries and road rehabilitation to be benefited by four barangays with 471 beneficiaries. Comparatively increased in 2003 to 2013 that benefited only in 2 barangays with 685 beneficiaries.


Existing Agricultural Support Facilities and Services

Post harvest support to include five multi-purpose drying pavements located at five strategic barangays. The 18 milling facilities for rice and corn which utilized by 17 barangays, 3 cold storage operated by private institution,  5 multi-purpose drying pavement utilized by 5 barangays, and 12 stilt dryer for seaweeds.

Animal Population by Barangay

Livestock and poultry population in the city identified in six classification the cattle, carabao, horse, swine, goat and native poultry. In 2003, the total animal population of 51,597 which the poultry has the highest numbered of population among cattle, carabao, horse, swine and goat.  They were produced on backyard scales and the other in commercial scale in the barangay.

In 2023, it will be projected that the production increase by 10% through continued livestock dispersal conducted by City Veterinary Office and national program under Bottoms-Up-Budgeting (BUB) Project.


 Livestock and Poultry Production

The four identified livestock which is the carabao, cattle, horse and hog has a total heads of 38,609 in 2013 which the hog has the highest number of heads of 8,693 and horse the lowest in total heads of 801. The livestock production is a backyard basis and meat/draft produced.

Number of Livestock Slaughter Annually

The hogs, cattle, carabao and goat are the livestock usually slaughtered. In 2013 a total of 30,332 increased by 63% compared in 2003. Hogs have the highest total livestock slaughtered and carabao the least among the four livestock which totaled annually of 101. In 2023, it is projected to increase by 37,003 compared to 30,332 of 2013.


Fisheries Natural Resources Status

Coastal Areas, Dams and Reservoirs are the types of fishery natural resources in the city.  The coastal areas covered 14 barangay’s in which production in aquamarine resources. Dams covered the 3 barangays and reservoirs covered two barangays in which freshwater fish products available.


Fishing Activities

Fisherman along the 14 coastal barangays of Ozamiz is considered sustenance fishing. For its fishing operation, there is predominance of non-motorized fishing boats over the motorized boats. Those without motorboats have limited fishing areas and rarely went beyond their fishing villages. There are 793 total number of operators which the Brgy. Tabid has the highest number of 153 operators and Brgy. Dona Consuelo the least in the coastal barangays with 17 operators.


Fishing Season and Common Species Caught

The city is dependent on Panguil Bay’s marine aquatic resources, a shared resource of Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Sur. It is one of the richest fishing grounds in the Phillippines and is perfectly a ”home” and a vast breeding ground, habitat and sanctuary of some commercially important terrestrial/aquatic organisms and aquamarine resources. Almost of the species caught all year round and others species caught during peak season.

Fish Farming

The city is dependent on Panguil Bay’s marine aquatic resources, a shared resource of Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Sur. It is one of the richest fishing grounds in the Phillippines and is perfectly a ”home” and a vast breeding ground, habitat and sanctuary of some commercially important terrestrial/aquatic organisms and aquamarine resources. Almost of the species caught all year round and others species caught during peak season.


Existing Fishing Grounds and Aquaculture Production

Fishing and Aquaculture production, in 2003 the marine (bay) produce 956 tons at valued P 143,400,000.00 and inland produce 1,083.90 metric tons with valued at the amount of P 108,390,000.00. As of 2013 doubled increased production in marine bay produce 2,492.588 metric tons and inland produced 2,545.588 metric tons.


Post Harvest Facilities and Support Services

Seaweeds Stilt Dryer as support facilities of the fisheries located in twelve barangays in Ozamiz City. Barangay Catadman, Baybay Triunfo, Malaubang, Pulot and Tabid are operational, four barangays are not operational and Barangay Manigcol are on bidding under the BUB 2013 project.


Total Fisherfolk Registered Per Barangay

The 14 coastal barangay has a total of 2,166 registered fisherfolk. Brgy. Tabid has a highest number of registered fisherfolk with a total of 350, followed by Brgy. Dimaluna and Pulot with a total of 276 and the least is the Brgy. Sta Cruz. With only 1 registered fisherfolk.


Other Players

The Fisheries Sector organized the Ozamiz City Federation of Guso Growers and Fisherfolk Association, Inc. with 23 members associations in the city which the main livehood activity is seaweeds farming.