Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2019

October 2019 to December 2019

Banana

  • For the period of October to December 2019, banana production was estimated at 2.39 million metric tons. It was lower by 1.4 percent compared with the 2.42 million metric tons production during the same period of 2018.
  • Davao Region had the highest production of 849.61 thousand metric tons, which represents 35.6 percent of the total banana output this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN with 20.8 percent and 14.1 percent shares, respectively.
  • Cavendish variety recorded the highest output of 1.22 million metric tons, which comprised 50.9 percent of the total banana production. Saba variety shared 28.3 percent while lakatan and other varieties both shared 10.4 percent to the total.