Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January - March 2018

January 2018 to March 2018


  • During the period January to March 2018, production of mango dropped by 9.4 percent, from 107.83 thousand metric tons in 2017 to 97.70 thousand metric tons this year. The decrease could be attributed to:
    • the incidence of cecid fly, capsid bug and other fruit flies and late flowering of trees in Ilocos Region (Pangasinan) and Central Luzon (Nueva Ecija and Zambales).
  • Ilocos Region topped the mango producing regions, contributing 55.6 percent to the national total production. Central Luzon ranked second with 18.2 percent share and Western Visayas, 6.2 percent (Figure 7).
  • Carabao mango comprised 81.8 percent of the total mango output this quarter (Figure 8).