Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2019

January 2019 to March 2019

Banana

  • For the period January to March 2019, production of banana went down by 1.4 percent, from 2.14 million metric tons in 2018 to 2.11 million metric tons this year.
  • More than one third or 37.1 percent of total banana production was from Davao Region. Northern Mindanao followed with 24.9 percent and SOCCSKSARGEN with 12.8 percent shares to total.
  • Cavendish variety recorded the highest level of 1.20 million metric tons, representing 56.6 percent of the total banana production this quarter. Saba ranked second with 25.0 percent share and Lakatan with 8.9 percent.