Northern Mindanao’s top 20 export commodities raked in a total of US$315.90 million, last year, the Bureau of Customs, District No.10 (BOC-10) data show.
“Such data already represent the combined figures of the export commodities from the region that were loaded at the Port of Cagayan de Oro and that of Manila,” Atty. Abedin Macapasir, BOC-10 Customs Collector, said.
Of these export commodities, Canned Pineapple Products valued at US$143.30 million continued to be first in the list, followed by the Philippine Crude Coconut Oil with $23.24 million.
The rest of the export commodities and their value were as follows: Desiccated Coconut, $13.70 million, Philippine Cane Sugar, $13.16 million Everyday Milk Powder, $10.42 million, Fresh Bananas, $8.15 million and Limestone Cement, $7.68 million.
Ferronickel, $7.58 million, Coconut Shell Charcoal, $6.38 million, Abaca Pulp, $6.36 million, Fresh Pineapple, $6.23 million, Cement Clinker, $ 6.12 million, Fiber Plastic, $5.85 million and Coconut Acid Oil, $4.99 million.
Kiln Dried Wood Products, $4.98 million, Falcata Lumber, $4.32 million, Ordinary Portland Cement, $3.83 million, Frozen Shrimps, $3.18 million, Desiccated Coconut which was filed in Manila, $2.40 million and Copra Expeller Cake/Meal, $2.04 million.
Meanwhile, Macapasir said the top13 import commodities of the region was valued at P30.35 billion, last year, of which Foodstuff at P17.23 billion topped the list, followed by Minerals/Chemicals, P9.27 billion.
The other imports commodities and their value in pesos were Articles of Iron, P1.77 billion, Machine Parts Accessories, P363.35 million, Miscellaneous Items, P531.95 million, Electrical Machinery, P268.10 million and Paper & Paperboard, P226.27 million.
Articles of Plastic, P181.65 million, Ship, Boat and Floating Structures, P160.81 million, Textiles & Other Fabrics, P140.69 million, Motor Vehicle Parts, P51.90 million and Forest Products, P35.21 million.