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

July 2017 to September 2017

Sugarcane

  • Production of sugarcane (all uses) for July-September 2017 increased by 63.5 percent from its production level of 479.0 thousand metric tons during the same period last year to its current level of 783.37 thousand metric tons.
  • Production of sugarcane for centrifugal sugar, which is about 82.3 percent of the total sugarcane production, contributed to the growth of total sugarcane production by 85.4 percent.  The surge resulted from the following:
    • increase in yield due to favorable weather in Western Visayas (Negros Occidental); and
    • increase in area harvested during the quarter due to movement of harvest from April to June in Northern Mindanao (Bukidnon).
  • Western Visayas produced 54.4 percent of the national sugarcane production during this period.  Northern Mindanao contributed 21.6 percent.