Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Coffee (dried berries)

  • Production of dried coffee berries for this period decreased by 9.5 percent from 6.37 thousand metric tons for the same period last year to 5.76 thousand metric tons.  This decline was caused by the harvests of less berries due to:
    • cutting of old and less productive arabica and robusta coffee trees in SOCCSKSARGEN (Sultan Kudarat) and Davao Region (Davao del Sur);  
    • heavy rains during flowering and fruit development stage of robusta coffee in SOCCSKSARGEN (Sultan Kudarat) and Davao Region (Davao City); and
    • cutting of old and unproductive arabica coffee trees from previous quarters in Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga del Norte).
  • The top coffee producing region was Davao Region at 2.07 thousand metric tons, contributing 35.9 percent to the national total production. The other major producing regions were SOCCSKSARGEN and Caraga which contributed 26.7 percent and 12.8 percent, respectively.
  • Of the total coffee production, Robusta coffee was the top-produced variety at 65.2percent, followed by Arabica, 27.1 percent; Excelsa, 6.9 percent; and Liberica, 0.9 percent