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Philippine Statistics Authority:

Output gains for most major vegetables & root crops in Q2

The PSA has reported that cabbage production for the three months to June rose 13.1% year on year to 25,274.80 tons. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) accounted for 81.1% or 20,509.30 tons of the crop, followed by Central Visayas with 5% and Ilocos Region 3.4%.

Eggplant output rose 2.1% to 106,656.02 tons with 59.9% or 63,856.51 tons grown in the Ilocos Region, followed by the Cagayan Valley with 7.6% and Central Luzon 6.8%. Potato output rose 24.8% to 15,628.98 tons led by CAR with 88.2% or 13,790.93 tons, followed by Davao Region with 7.4% and Cagayan Valley 2.2%.

Tomato production increased 3% to 76,469.59 tons led by the Ilocos Region with 37.8% or 28,874.88 tons, followed by Central Luzon, 10.9% Cagayan Valley 9.7%.

Bitter gourd output rose 2.7% to 31,494.92 tons led by Central Luzon with 42.2% or 13,289.67 tons followed by Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), 12.7% and Ilocos Region 11.4%. Production of Bermuda onion rose 22% to 67,021.69 led by Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) with 68.1% of overall output or 45,621.11 tons, followed by Central Luzon, 29.2% and Ilocos Region 1.4%.

Native onion production rose 22.9% to 1,252.11 tons compared led by Ilocos Region with 79.4% or 993.94 tons, followed by Central Luzon, 15.6%, and Cagayan Valley 4.7%.

Second quarter production of sweet potato rose 0.1% to 157,681.91 tons led by the Bicol Region with 31% or 48,877.60 tons, followed by Central Luzon, 18.2% and the Eastern Visayas 14%.


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