Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2018

July 2018 to September 2018

Banana

  • For the period July to September 2018, banana production reached 2.43 million metric tons, an increase of 2.0 percent from the 2.38 million metric tons production in the same quarter of 2017.
  • Davao Region remained the top contributor to the total banana production, sharing 38.2 percent. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 21.3 percent and SOCCSKSARGEN with 12.5 percent.
  • More than a half or 51.2 percent of the total banana production was Cavendish variety, reaching the level of 1.25 million metric tons. Saba variety and Lakatan variety had 28.4 and 10.6 percent share to the total, respectively.