Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2018

April 2018 to June 2018

Coconut

• For the second quarter, coconut production was estimated at 3.33 million metric tons, 3.9 percent higher than last year’s production of 3.21 million metric tons.  The increase in production was influenced by the following:
 
  o more nuts harvested due to salt fertilizer application program by Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in SOCCSKSARGEN, and sufficient rainfall during nut formation and fruit development stage in the third and fourth quarter of 2017 in CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao, including SOCCSKSARGEN; and
  o additional bearing trees in CALABARZON.
 
• The top coconut-producing region was Davao Region with contribution of 14.2 percent.  This was followed by Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and CALABARZON with contributions of 12.8 percent,12.7 percent, and 10.2 percent, respectively.