Fruit Crops production grow up to 9.28 percent in 2017

January 8, 2019Special Release Ref No.: 38SR – 2019 – 002


The volume of production of fruits in the province of Maguindanao, as of 2017, grew up by 9.28 percent compared to its production in 2016. This huge growth was attributed to the production of calamansi (up by 22.67 percent), banana (up by 9.46 percent) and mango (up by 5.52 percent).

The production grew up to 426,991.92metric tons from 390,428.65metric tons, adding over 36,563.27 metric tons to its 2016 production.



YEAR 2016 AND 2017


Fruit crops production in Maguindanao increased by 9.28 percent in the year 2017

The province of Maguindanao ranked number one in the production of fruit crops among the other provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This production accounted to more than seven-tenths (71.60 percent) of the region’s total production in 2017.  In the same year, the production grew up to 426,991.92 metric tons from 390,428.65 metric tons, which accounted to 9.28 percent growth rate. This growth was significantly attributed to the productions of calamansi (up by 22.67 percent), banana (up by 9.46 percent), mango (up by 5.52 percent) and papaya (up by 1.03 percent).

Table 1. Production of Top Five Fruit Crops (in metric tons): Maguindanao, 2016 and 2017 
Name of Crop Year
2016 2017
Banana 378,486.84 414,276.00
Mango 9,233.00 9,742.95
Calamansi 1,224.96 1,502.69
Papaya 958.63 968.48
Durian 438.95 421.20
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Banana production is still a major trend in the fruit crops production in 2017

In 2017, the production of fruit crops was estimated at 426,991.92 metric tons, with a 9.28 percent growth from 390,428.65 metric tons in 2016.

A review of the top five fruit crops for 2017 showed a production of 414,276.00metric tons of banana from 378,486.84metric tons in 2016, which posted an increase of 9.46 percent. Among the different varieties of banana, Cavendish (196,055.85 metric tons) was the most produced kind in 2017.A production of 9,742.95metric tons of mango from 9,233.00metric tons in 2016, which was a 5.52 percent increase, occurred in the province. Another increase in production, calamansi, is up by 22.67 percent, from 1,244.96 metric tons in 2016 to 1,502.69 metric tons in 2017. Papaya production also increased, up by 1.03 percent, from 958.63 metric tons in 2016 to 968.48 metric tons in 2017.

On the contrary, although this last crop belongs to the top five crops in terms of production it decreases in numbers. The production of durian was estimated at only 421.20 metric tons in 2017, with a decrease of 4.04 percent from 438.95 metric tons in 2016.


Maguindanao is the top producer of fruit crops.

The province of Maguindanao ranked number one in fruit crops production in ARMM as of 2017. Looking back to its top five fruit crops, the province ranked number one in banana production accounting to 72.72 percent of the region’s total production. The province was also the number one producer of mango in the region, producing to over 79.87 percent that of the region. For calamansi production, the province still topped the ranking board, with a production accounting to 74.42 percent that of the region. For papaya production, the province ranked one, with a production accounting to37.38 percent that of the region and the province ranked number two in durian production, next to the province of Sulu, accounting to only 7.24 percent of the region’s total production.

Table 2. Volume of Fruit Crops Production (in metric tons), by Crop: Maguindanao, 2015-2017 
Name of Crop Year
2015 2016 2017
Banana 373,762.94 378,486.84 414,276.00
Calamansi 1,192.24 1,224.96 1,502.69
Durian 407.07 438.95 421.20
Lanzones 10.00 8.82 7.30
Mango 8,679.60 9,233.00 9742.95
Mangosteen 1.50 1.50 1.20
Papaya 959.88 958.63 968.48
Pineapple 4.01 4.01 4.00
Rambutan 4.00 4.25 2.95
Watermelon 65.25 67.69 65.15
TOTAL 385,086.49 390,428.65 426,991.92
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Growth of the Fruit Crops production positively continues through the years

            As shown in the Table 2, the total production of the province for fruit crops had been growing positively from the year 2015 to 2017. The growth achieved by the province comparing the total production in 2015 and 2017 is 10.88 percent, which denotes a positive growth rate; adding up to 41,905.43 metric tons in total. If we also look into the growth of the total productions in the periods 2015-2016 compared to 2016-2017, it also growing along a positive trend. The growth of the total productions from one period to another period was sustained by the producers in the province because the growth achieved by the province in the period 2015-2016 is at 1.39 percent while in the period 2016-2017 is at 9.36 percent.

            However, we can also name crops that deteriorate in terms of their production through the years and affect the production performance of the province in total. Naming some, we have lanzones from 10.00 metric tons to 7.3 metric tons and rambutan from 4.00 metric tons to 2.95 metric tons. We also have a minimal decrease in production, for mangosteen and pineapple.



Technical Notes on Concepts and Definitions

Crop Production is the quantity produced and actually harvested for a particular crop during the reference period. It includes those harvested but damaged, stolen, given away, consumed, given as harvesters' and threshers' shares, reserved etc. Excluded are those produced but not harvested due to low price, lack of demand and force majeure or fortuitous events, etc.

Industrial Crops are crops that are used as inputs to other industries.

Major Crops refers to the top 19 crops in the Philippines, other than palay and corn which collectively account for more than 60 percent of the total volume of crop production. These include coconut, sugarcane, banana, pineapple, coffee, mango, tobacco, abaca, peanut, mongo, cassava, sweet potato, tomato, garlic, onion, cabbage, eggplant, calamansi and rubber

Minor Crops are all the remaining crops other than the major crops. This group accounts for about 40 percent of the total crop production.

Non-Food Crops are crops other than those used for food consumption. These are crops grown for their aesthetic values such as ornamental plants and cut-flowers. These also include agriculture-derived products such as rice hay and coconut leaves.

Priority Crops is the identified national banner crops and various regional priority crops of the then Key Commercial Crops Development Program (KCCDP), now High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and crops under the Key Commodity Road Maps of the Department of Agriculture, which are being developed because of their industrial and commercial potentials.

Root Crops are crops with well-developed underground edible roots. They are classified into roots and tubers. Roots, which are more starchy and rich in carbohydrates, include gabi, ubi and white potato. Tubers include beets, radish, carrots and turnips.

Vegetable Crops are mostly temporary crops which are either classified agronomically as such or based on purpose for which they are used, like jackfruit which on its young stage, is classified as vegetable.







(Supervising Statistical Specialist)