Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2019

April 2019 to June 2019

Abaca

  • For the period April to June 2019, production of abaca fibers slightly increased by 0.1 percent, from 18.89 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2018 to 18.91 thousand metric tons.
  • Bicol Region was the top abaca fiber producer, contributing 6.71 thousand metric tons or 35.5 percent of the total abaca production this period. Eastern Visayas came next with 19.5 percent and Caraga with a 13.1 percent share.