Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2020

January 2020 to March 2020

Banana

  • During the first quarter of 2020, banana production was recorded at 2.06 million metric tons. It was 2.4 percent lower than the 2.11 million metric tons production registered during the same period of 2019.
  • Davao Region reported the highest share to the total production of banana at 36.7 percent, followed by Northern Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN with 25.4 percent and 12.4 percent shares, respectively.
  • Cavendish banana recorded the highest output of 1.16 million metric tons, which accounted for 56.2 percent of the total banana production. Saba variety ranked second with 25.2 percent share to the total.