Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2020

April 2020 to June 2020

Sugarcane

  • During the quarter, the production of sugarcane was recorded at 5.22 million metric tons. This indicates an upsurge of 100.3 percent from 2.61 million metric tons output in the same period of 2019.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar accounted for 97.7 percent of the total sugarcane production. The remaining 2.3 percent comprised the shares of sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing, and Basi/Vinegar.
  • Western Visayas remained as the top producer of sugarcane with 2.82 million metric tons or 53.9 percent share to the total sugarcane production. Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas followed with respective shares of 18.3 percent and 13.1 percent.