Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2019

January 2019 to March 2019

Sugarcane

  • The production of sugarcane expanded by 14.6 percent, from 10.23 million metric tons in the same quarter of 2018 to 11.72 million metric tons this quarter.
  • Western Visayas remained the main producer of sugarcane with production of 6.06 million metric tons or a share of 51.7 percent to the total. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 15.9 percent and Central Visayas with 11.6 percent shares, respectively.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar accounted for 99.0 percent of the total sugarcane production, while the remaining 1.0 percent was accounted to sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing and Basi/Vinegar.