Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2019

October 2019 to December 2019

Sugarcane

  • Sugarcane production for October to December 2019 was down by 14.8 percent, from 7.03 million metric tons in the same quarter of 2018 to 5.99 million metric tons.
  • The largest producer of sugarcane for this quarter was Western Visayas, at 4.90 million metric tons, or 81.8 percent of the total sugarcane production for this quarter. This was followed by Northern Mindanao at 8.2 percent and Central Visayas at 5.9 percent share.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar was recorded at 99.1 percent of the total sugarcane for this quarter, while sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing and Basi/Vinegar had less than 1.0 percent share.