Major Fruit Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2023
The April to June 2023 banana production was estimated at 2.269 million metric tons. This indicates an annual increase of 0.1 percent from the 2.267 million metric tons output in the same period of 2022. Cavendish variety had the highest production of 1.17 million metric tons, which accounted for 51.5 percent of the total banana production.
Davao Region was the top banana producer with 868.19 thousand metric tons output or 38.3 percent share to the total production in this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 431.86 thousand metric tons (19.0%) and SOCCSKSARGEN with 279.20 thousand metric tons (12.3%).
Area planted with banana was recorded at 443.64 thousand hectares from January to June 2023. This was 0.5 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter area of 441.31 thousand hectares.