In the second quarter of 2010, production of calamansi at 23,579 mt went down by 3.21 percent of 2010 from its level of 24,361 mt in the same period in 2009.
Production in January-June 2010 at 44,608 mt was 1.47 percent lower than the 45,273 mt of ouput in January-June 2009. The decrease in production was traced to too much heat brought by El Nino phenomenon. Smaller fruit sizes were developed in MIMAROPA, Central Luzon, Davao Region and Cagayan Valley.
Area planted to calamansi in January-June 2010 at 20,831 hectares was 0.14 percent lower than the 220,860 hectares reported in 2009. This was due to cutting down of senile trees in Bicol Region, Western and Central Visayas.
Source: Department of Agriculture, BAS Quarterly Bulletin 2010
Posted By: PhilCTTIS Data Center
10 Oct 2010
BUSINESS DIRECTORY: ORGANIC, HERBAL & NATURAL PRODUCTS