Major Vegetables and Root Crops Quarterly Bulletin, January - March 2018

January 2018 to March 2018


  • For January to March 2018, cabbage production at 30.79 thousand metric tons was 3.5 percent lower than the 2017 level of 31.92 thousand metric tons. This could be attributed to the following:
    • temporary shifting of some areas to production of carrots, strawberry, and cutflowers (Chrysanthemum) in Cordillera Administrative Region (Benguet) due to good price and to minimize the attack of pests;
    • smaller heads harvested in Central Visayas (Negros Oriental and Cebu) due to frequent rains; and
    • lower yield in Negros Oriental due to effect of pest (diamondback moth).
  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) remained the highest producing region of cabbage with a total production of 23.84 thousand metric tons, representing 77.4 percent of the total output this quarter. This was followed by Ilocos Region with 6.1 percent share and Central Visayas, 6.0 percent.