Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2020

January 2020 to March 2020

Abaca

  • For the period January to March 2020, production of abaca fibers decreased by 5.7 percent, from 15.85 thousand metric tons in 2019 to 14.95 thousand metric tons this year.
  • Bicol Region was the top abaca fiber producer, which contributed 43.2 percent to the country’s total abaca production. This was followed by Eastern Visayas and Davao Region with 15.0 percent and 12.0 percent shares, respectively.