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

July 2019 to September 2019

Tobacco

  • Tobacco production from July to September 2019 increased by 12.8 percent, from 1.16 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2018 to 1.30 thousand metric tons this quarter.
  • Northern Mindanao produced 99.1 percent of the total tobacco production for this quarter. The remaining 0.9 percent was the combined output of the other six tobacco-producing regions.
  • Native tobacco variety was produced more at 59.2 percent of the total production than Virginia tobacco at 40.8 percent, while there was no production of Burley tobacco for this quarter.