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 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of 2021 to 16.03 thousand metric tons or about 2.9 percent this year.
  • Bicol Region was the top abaca fiber producer with 5.39 thousand metric tons and contributed the highest percentage of 33.6 percent to the country’s total abaca production for this quarter. This was followed by Eastern Visayas and Davao Region with 18.0 percent and 14.7 percent shares, respectively.
  • Area planted with abaca from July to December 2022 was 127.06 thousand hectares, posting a decrease of -3.0 percent compared to last year’s area planted of 130.98 thousand hectares in the same period.