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

April 2018 to June 2018

Rubber (cuplump)

• Production of rubber cup lump for April to June 2018 grew by 2.2 percent, from 117.68 thousand metric tons in the second quarter of last year to 120.33 metric tons in the same quarter of this year.  This can be attributed to the increase in number of the tappable trees in ARMM and SOCCSKSARGEN.
• In addition, the area planted to rubber slightly increased by 1.0 percent to 227.83 thousand hectares from last year’s area of 225.48 thousand hectares.
• Zamboanga Peninsula topped all the rubber producing regions with 34.3 percent contribution to the national total.  ARMM followed at 31.2 percent, and SOCCSKSARGEN at 26.0 percent.