Performance of Philippine Top Non-Traditional Coconut Export Products in December 2017

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Official data from the  Philippine Statistics Authority show 12 non-traditional coconut products generated revenue of more than USD100,000 during the month to qualify in the sector’s top exports list.  These are: coconut water, virgin coconut oil, glycerin, toilet/bath soap, coconut milk powder, makapuno, coco chips, baled coir, coco flour, coco peat/dust, coco milk liquid and nata de coco.

COCONUT WATER, this month’s top non-traditional export product, generated USD6.243 million from shipment of 5,723,243 liters.  Current volume is slightly down by  24.1%  from year-ago total at 7,544,412 liters. The United States was almost an exclusive destination controlling 4,191,487 liters (73.2% of total).  Other markets were United Kingdom at 719,970 liters (12.6%), Brazil 178,518 liters (3.1%), Netherlands 104,160 liters, Australia 77,244 liters, United Arab Emirates 75,328 liters, France 68,227 liters, South Korea 52,076 liters, Spain 51,149 liters, Qatar 50,918 liters. Seven other countries shared 154,166 liters. 

Second placer VIRGIN COCONUT OIL had gross export receipts of USD4.446 million from the sale of 1,247 MT.  Total load was behind by 19.9% from year-ago figure at 1,557 MT. The United States was top destination cornering 467 MT (37.4%), followed far behind by Brazil at 221 MT (17.8%), Netherlands 213 MT (17.1%), Canada 82 MT (6.6%), Germany 69 MT (5.5%), Taiwan 57 MT (4.6%) and 15 other countries with combined orders of 138 MT (11.0%). 

GLYCERIN which took the third spot turned in USD2.427 million from trade of 2,413 MT.  Shipment during the month was 20.7% off from  the previous year at 3,043 MT.  China was primary destination at 1,357 MT (56.2%). Trailing far behind was Japan at 712 MT (29.5%), while further smaller volumes went to Hong Kong at 100 MT (4.1%), Malaysia 94 MT (3.9%), Canada 55 MT (2.3%) and five other countries with total uptake of 95 MT (3.9%). 

Fourth in rank TOILET/BATH SOAP recorded proceeds of USD905,167 from delivery of 421 MT.  Tonnage recorded a 39.3% shortfall from previous year total at 694 MT.  Indonesia was principal destination at 212 MT (50.4 %), followed way behind by Thailand at 64 MT (15.2%), Vietnam 39 MT (9.2%), Japan 30 MT (7.1%), United States 27 MT (6.4%), Saudi Arabia 17 MT (4.0%), Hong Kong 14 MT (3.3%), and seven other countries with aggregate purchases of 18 MT (4.4%). 

COCO MILK POWDER with turnover of USD837,353 from delivery overseas of 197 MT landed fifth.  Against last year tonnage at 217 MT, this month volume was 9.0% down.  The United States was market leader capturing 88 MT (44.5%), trailed by France at 26 MT (13.1%), Netherlands 24 MT (12.3%), Mexico 20 MT (10.1%) and five others which were responsible for the remaining 39 MT (19.9%). 

Sixth top export MAKAPUNO earned USD382,408  from dealings covering 207 MT (no export recorded a year-ago).  Canada was chief destination at 68 MT (32.9%), followed by United Arab Emirates at 49 MT (23.6%), United States at 36 MT (17.6%), United Kingdom 22 MT (10.5%), Lebanon at 17 MT (8.0%), and four other countries with combined participation of 16 MT (7.5%). 

COCO CHIPS which placed seventh generated  income of USD339,940 from shipment  of 124 MT (no export). There were only five country destinations led by Netherlands at 58 MT (46.6%), Germany at 39 MT (31.0%), United States 11 MT (9.1%), Chile 10 MT (7.8%) and Canada 7 MT (5.6%). 

BALED COIR with earnings of USD279,752 from sale of 950 MT (193 MT year-ago) filled in the eighth place.  There were four country destinations: China 762 MT (80.2%), Hong Kong 100 MT (10.5%), Malaysia 60 MT (6.3%) and Japan at 29 MT (3.0%). 

COCO FLOUR was top nine non-traditional export contributing USD240,783 from export of 169 MT, a drop by 22.7% from 218 MT year-ago. There were only four country destinations: United States at 79 MT (46.9%), Turkey 39 MT (22.9%), Germany 33 MT (19.6%) and Australia 18 MT (10.5%). 

COCO PEAT/DUST held the 10th position with proceeds amounting to USD214,190 after trading 36 MT (222 MT).  There were only four counry buyers led by China at 14 MT (40.5%), Taiwan 10 MT (28.0%), South Korea 6 MT (17.4%) and Japan 5 MT (14.1%). 

Completing the top 12 non-traditional exports were coco milk liquid and nata de coco. COCO MILK LIQUID had turnover of USD181,460 from trade of 143 MT (210 MT).  There were only five country destinations led by Canada at 62 MT (43.6%), United States at 52 MT (36.1%), France 27 MT (19.2%), Australia and South Korea at 1 MT apiece. 

NATA DE COCO generated USD126,166 from purchases amounting to 194 MT  (326 MT).  There were only three country importers with Japan taking the bulk at 168 MT (86.9%), South Korea 18 MT (9.5%) and Singapore 7 MT (3.6%). 

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