Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, April-June 2019

April 2019 to June 2019

Sugarcane

  • The April to June 2019 production of sugarcane registered an abrupt decrease of 59.6 percent, from 6.46 million metric tons a year ago to its current level of 2.61 million metric tons.
  • The largest producer of sugarcane was Western Visayas, contributing 1.44 million metric tons or 55.0 percent share to the total. Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas followed with shares of 14.9 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively.
  • Sugarcane for Centrifugal sugar accounted for 93.5 percent of the total sugarcane production while sugarcane for Ethanol, Panocha/Muscovado, Chewing and Basi/Vinegar had a combined share of 6.5 percent.