Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Pineapple

  • For the period July to September 2017, pineapple production recorded an uptick of 1.5 percent from 673.47 thousand metric tons in the same period of 2016 to 683.76 thousand metric tons this year. The growth was due to:
    • increase in area harvested as a result of expansion of corporate farms in SOCCSKSARGEN (North Cotabato and South Cotabato), and Northern Mindanao (Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental).
  • Northern Mindanao, the top pineapple producer with 417.15 thousand metric tons shared 61.0 percent to the country’s total pineapple production. This was followed by SOCCSKSARGEN with 28.7 percent and Bicol Region with 5.7 percent.