Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2017

October 2017 to December 2017

Mung Bean / Mongo

  • The October-December 2017 production of mung bean was recorded at 3.08 thousand metric tons which was 1.1 percent lower than the 3.12 thousand metric tons level in the same quarter of 2016. Among the factors that caused the decrease were the following:
    • no planting in Central Luzon (Bulacan) due to frequent rains during planting time; and
    • some areas in SOCCSKSARGEN (North Cotabato) were planted with palay due to sufficient water supply.
  • Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the major producer with 1.54 thousand metric tons, contributed 49.8 percent to the country’s total mung bean production this quarter. This was followed by Davao Region with 11.0 percent share and Central Visayas with 10.3 percent.