Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

Pineapple

  • During the period April-June 2018, pineapple production was recorded at 697.45 thousand metric tons. It was 3.3 percent higher than the 2017 level of 675.20 thousand metric tons. The increment could be traced to:
    • area expansion of corporate farms in SOCCSKSARGEN and Northern Mindanao due to high market demand; and
    • bigger fruits and more area harvested due to lesser weather disturbances in Cagayan Valley.
  • Half of the total national production of pineapple was from Northern Mindanao at the level of 353.05 thousand metric tons. The other top producing regions were SOCCSKSARGEN with 25.8 percent share and CALABARZON with 9.7 percent.