Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2019

January 2019 to March 2019

Abaca

  • The production of abaca fibers for January to March 2019 grew by 2.4 percent, from 15.50 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of previous year to 15.87 thousand metric tons.
  • The major producer of abaca fiber was Bicol Region, with 7.16 thousand metric tons or 45.1 percent of the total production this quarter. It was followed by Eastern Visayas with 16.5 percent and Davao Region with 11.1 percent share to total.