PH’s banana output up by 1% to 2.42M metric tons in Q4
Banana production ended the fourth quarter of 2018 with 2.42 million metric tons (MT), which is higher by 0.6 percent from the previous year’s level of 2.41 million MT, a data from Philippine Statistics Authoriy (PSA) showed.
Davao Region had the highest production of 904.13 thousand MT or 37.3 percent of the total banana production during the quarter.
It was followed by Northern Mindanao with 492.25 thousand MT or 20.3 percent, while SOCCSKSARGEN contributed 335.11 thousand MT or 13.8 percent of the total output.
PSA said that of the total banana production, Cavendish variety had the highest share during the period at 51.9 percent.
Saba variety followed with 27.6 percent while Lakatan variety together with other variety comprised the remaining share of 20.5 percent.