Vegetable production in the Philippines decreased in 2021

According to the Philippine business Mirror reported on February 9, the Philippine Statistics Agency (PSA) data showed that the national vegetable production decreased in 2021. Potato output was 103000 tons, down 9%; Onion output 218000 tons, down 5%; The yields of cabbage, mung bean, cassava and sweet potato were 125000, 36000, 256 and 546000 tons respectively, all of which decreased. The output of eggplant, balsam pear and tomato was 244000 tons, 88000 tons and 226000 tons respectively, with a slight increase. In August 2021, the business Mirror reported that the price of some vegetables was higher than that of meat, and predicted that the country might encounter a 79 day vegetable shortage.

Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the Republic of the Philippines

Post time: Feb-22-2022