Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2019

January 2019 to March 2019

Tobacco

  • For the first quarter of 2019, the total tobacco production dropped to 12.78 thousand metric tons or 3.3 percent lower from previous year’s 13.21 thousand metric tons.
  • Ilocos Region remained the top producer this quarter, with 86.8 percent share to the country’s total production of tobacco.
  • Virginia tobacco was the most produced variety, accounting for 95.3 percent of the total. Native and other variety of tobacco shared only 2.5 percent and 2.2 percent to total, respectively.