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

April 2019 to June 2019

Tobacco

  • The total production of tobacco for April to June increased to 36.41 thousand metric tons or by 4.3 percent, from previous year’s level of 34.91 thousand metric tons.
  • For this quarter, Ilocos Region recorded as the highest producer with 64.0 percent share to the total production of tobacco. Cagayan Valley came next with 32.6 percent.
  • The most produced tobacco variety was Virginia tobacco, contributing 41.6 percent to the total production. Other variety of tobacco and native tobacco shared 40.1 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively.