Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2018

October 2019 to December 2019

Sugarcane

  • For this quarter, sugarcane production decreased by 2.2 percent, from 7.19 million metric tons in the same quarter of 2017 to 7.03 million metric tons.
  • Western Visayas sustained being the top producer with production of 5.28 million metric tons or 75.1 percent share to the total national sugarcane production. This was followed by Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas with 11.1 percent and 5.8 percent shares, respectively.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar accounted for 99.3 percent of the total sugarcane for this quarter, while sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing and Basi/Vinegar had less than 1.0 percent share.