Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2019

July 2019 to September 2019

Banana

  • Banana production from July to September 2019 was estimated at 2.39 million metric tons. It dropped by 1.6 percent from its 2018 same quarter level of 2.43 million metric tons.
  • Davao Region posted the highest production of 894.63 thousand metric tons, which represented 37.4 percent of the total banana output this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN with 21.8 percent and 12.6 percent shares, respectively.
  • Cavendish variety recorded the highest output of 1.23 million metric tons, which comprised of 51.2 percent of the total banana production. Saba and lakatan varieties shared 28.4 percent and 10.7 percent to the total, respectively.