Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2018

July 2018 to September 2018

Abaca

  • From July to September 2018, production of abaca fibers increased by 6.3 percent, from 17.96 thousand metric tons in the same period of 2017 to 19.09 thousand metric tons this quarter.
  • The biggest producer of abaca fiber was recorded in Bicol Region which shared 7.80 thousand metric tons or 40.9 percent of the total production this quarter. It was followed by Eastern Visayas (16.9%), Davao Region (13.5%) and Caraga (12.0%).