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Ilocos Region leads harvest of some major agricultural products in 2022

SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) – The Ilocos Region shared a large scale on the country’s production of some major agricultural products such as cereals, fruits and vegetables in 2022.

Presented during the Labor Force and Agriculture Statistics Data Dissemination Forum staged by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on May 30, the Ilocos Region had the highest yield of mango, tobacco, garlic, eggplant, tomato, peanut, and monggo in the previous year.

Region 1 was also among the country’s top producers of palay, corn, ampalaya, onion, and string beans.

In mango production last year, the Philippines had a total of 739,250 metric tons (MT) of harvested fruits and 178, 244 MT or 24.11 percent of which were logged in the Ilocos.

For tomato, 216,608.97 MT were totally accumulated and the region shared the 62,805.61 MT or some 28.99 percent.

In the production of eggplant, out of the total harvested 248,151.43 MT across all regions, 100,383.01 MT or 40.45 percent were from Region 1.

National output on peanut in 2022 was at 31,518.88 MT of which the region shared 12,801.65 MT or 40.72 percent.

Also, Region 1 contributed 12,356.27 MT of monggo or 33.53 percent of the country’s total volume of 36,849.05 MT.

The region’s garlic yield was at 4,502.58 MT or 76.51 percent of the country’s total output of 5,884.93 MT.

Further, the region was able to produce 585,755.64 MT of corn or share a 7.10 percent contribution in the national volume of 8,265,609.68 MT, thus placing 5th on nationwide scale.

Also, ranking 4th in palay production, the region had accumulated a total of 1,965,372.37 MT or 9.95 percent of the country’s total rice crop production of 19,756,392.26 MT.

While for ampalaya production, the region ranked Top 3 in the country last year as it logged 10,831.42 MT or 12.21 percent share from the 88,675.20 MT total yield.

On the other hand, 40,197.83 MT or 16.68 percent out of the total onion supply of 241,033.06 MT came from Region 1, hence placed 3rd on national ranking.

For string beans, the region recorded 12,518.96 MT or 11.60 percent of the 107,893.47 MT of national production thus, also ranked 3rd among other regions.

Meanwhile, PSA noted that the region had minimal share in the country’s production of banana and coconut. (JCR/MJTAB/CGC, PIA Region 1) 

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Caren Grace Cabanayan


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