Major Non-Food and Industrial Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January-March 2018

January 2018 to March 2018

Rubber (cuplump)

  • During the quarter, the production of rubber increased by 4.4 percent, from 45.37 thousand metric tons in the same quarter last year to 47.36 thousand metric tons this year. The growth in production resulted from:
    • increase in number of tappable trees in SOCCSKSARGEN (North Cotabato) and Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga Sur); and
    • production of more latex due to sufficient rains in SOCCSKSARGEN (North Cotabato).
  • The top rubber-producing region during the period is SOCCSKSARGEN, with a production level of 21.26 thousand metric tons which was 44.9 percent of the national total.  Zamboanga Peninsula came in next with 17.35 thousand metric tons (36.6 percent), followed by ARMM with 3.36 thousand metric tons (7.1 percent) of the total rubber production.