Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2017

October 2017 to December 2017


  • Mango production dropped by 10.1 percent from 30.58 thousand metric tons to 27.49 thousand metric tons during the fourth quarter of 2017. The decline was attributed to:
    • discouragement of farmers to conduct flower induction activities due to occurrence of intermittent rains in Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur); and
    • lesser fruits developed because of frequent rains during flowering stage in Northern Mindanao (Misamis Occidental).
  • The top producer of mango was Zamboanga Peninsula with 7.04 thousand metric tons, representing a 25.6 percent share to the total national production. Caraga came next with 23.6 percent and Northern Mindanao with 15.3 percent.
  • The biggest share was mango Carabao with 81.1 percent share from the aggregate national production.