Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, October-December 2022
October 2022 to December 2022
- For the period October to December 2022, production of abaca fiber expanded from
15.58 thousandmetric tons in the same quarter of 2021 to 16.03 thousandmetric tons or about 2.9 percentthis year.
- Bicol Region was the top abaca fiber producer with
5.39 thousandmetric tons and contributed the highest percentage of 33.6 percentto the country’s total abaca production for this quarter. This was followed by Eastern Visayas and Davao Region with 18.0 percentand 14.7 percentshares, respectively.
- Area planted with abaca from July to December 2022 was
127.06 thousandhectares, posting a decrease of -3.0 percentcompared to last year’s area planted of 130.98 thousandhectares in the same period.