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

April 2020 to June 2020

Tobacco

  • Tobacco production from April to June 2020 grew to 37.62 thousand metric tons or by 3.3 percent, from 36.41 thousand metric tons in the same period of 2019.
  • The most produced variety was Virginia tobacco, which contributed 42.1 percent to the total production. Other tobacco varieties and Native tobacco shared 39.6 percent and 18.4 percent, respectively.
  • Ilocos Region was the top tobacco producer with production of 24.94 thousand metric tons or 66.3 percent share to the country’s total output. Cagayan Valley came next with 31.4 percent share.