Abaca was also grown in Dalaguete and in the neighboring southern towns later in the 1890s. It soon gained recognition from the export industry and provided business and livelihood to many Dalaguetnons. In 1891, Cebu was able to produce an estimated 15,580 piculs (a picul is equivalent to 63 kilos) which was cultivated in 30 towns. Dalaguete was one of the five towns recorded as producing more than one 1,000 piculs yearly. The towns of Argao, Dalaguete, Boljoon, Sibonga and Barili were the top producers of abaca in Cebu, which was priced on the average at P9 per picul on fine quality abaca.
Sugar was also produced in Dalaguete in the later part of the 1800s although it was not as recognizable as the trading in Argao which was noted as one of the leaders in sugar production in Cebu.
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