Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2022

January 2022 to March 2022

Sugarcane

  • From January to March 2022, sugarcane production was down at 10.46 million metric tons or a reduction of -10.1 percent, from 11.63 million metric tons in the same quarter of the previous year.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar reported 98.7 percent of the total sugarcane production. The remaining 1.3 percent was the combined shares of sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing, and Basi/Vinegar.
  • Western Visayas remained as the major producer of sugarcane with 5.31 million metric tons output or 50.8 percent share to the country’s total sugarcane production for this quarter.