Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January - March 2018

January 2018 to March 2018

Eggplant

  • The January to March 2018 production of eggplant was estimated at 79.02 thousand metric tons, up by 0.3 percent from its previous year’s level of 78.76 thousand metric tons.
  • The increment was the result of increased area planted in Central Luzon (Tarlac) due to seeds distribution program of DA-LGUs and in Western Visayas (Iloilo) due to better price.
  • Ilocos Region, the highest producer, shared 29.48 thousand metric tons or 37.3 percent of the total eggplant production this quarter. Central Luzon ranked second with 19.7 percent share and CALABARZON, 16.5 percent.