The Philippines ranks number 9 among the major mango producing countries in the world with an estimated share of 2.3% of the total production (19.5 million mt).
In Asia, the Philippines ranks number 6, sharing 3.3% of the total mango production in the region which amounted to 14.3 million mt.
The area devoted to mango production increased from 64,9690 ha in 1994 to 93,928 ha in 1998. This means an annual growth rate of 8.9%.
Production on the other hand, increased from 508,127 mt in 1994 to 917,471 mt in 1998 with an annual growth rate of 16.0%.
In 1998, the leading regions in mango production include Ilocos (290,969 mt), Cagayan Valley (177,215 mt), Southern Tagalog (148,5345 mt), Western Visayas (83,379 mt) and Central Luzon (65,369 mt).
The national average yield of mango in the Philippines is 9.2 tons per hectare, which is relatively low compared to other Asian countries which reported an average yield of 20 t/ha or higher.
Approximately 90% of the mango produced in the country is consumed as fresh fruits.
Mango ranks next to banana and pineapple in export.
Only 8 to 10% of the total production is exported.
The export markets include Hong Kong (82%), Japan (16%) and Singapore (0.38%).
Fresh mangoes comprise 80% of the total export with the rest as processed products like dried mango, puree, juice and frozen products.
In 1998, the value of mango export was US$51,347,000 representing 10.79% share of the fruit export.
The per capita consumption of mango in the country increased from 5.74kg in 1991 to 12 kg in 1998.