Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, July-September 2019

July 2019 to September 2019

Sugarcane

  • Production of sugarcane from July to September 2019 decreased by 60.0 percent, from 1.01 million metric tons in the same period of 2018 to 403.57 thousand metric tons this quarter.
  • Western Visayas produced 62.4 percent of the total sugarcane production for this quarter. Cagayan Valley came next with 26.5 percent share and Central Visayas, 5.7 percent.
  • During the quarter, sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar was recorded at 273.70 thousand metric tons, which contributed 67.8 percent to the country’s total sugarcane production. This was followed by sugarcane for Ethanol at 26.4 percent and Panocha/Muscovado at 5.8 percent. Sugarcane for Chewing and Basi/Vinegar had less than 1.0 percent share.