Major Vegetables and Rootcrops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2017

July 2017 to September 2017

Peanut

  • During the July-September 2017 period, production of peanut grew by 1.4 percent, from 3.65 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of the previous year to 3.71 thousand metric tons this year. This was brought about by the following:
    • increased area planted in Agusan del Sur and Aurora due to high local demand; and
    • more and bigger nuts developed in La Union due to lesser occurrence of rains during pod formation.
  • Ilocos Region, the lead producer with 0.46 thousand metric ton shared 12.5 percent to the total production this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 12.4 percent and Cagayan Valley with 12.2 percent.