Chicken Situation Report, January-March 2020

Reference Number: 

2020-127

Release Date: 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The January to March 2020 total chicken production is estimated at 474.01 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 3.3 percent higher than the 2019 same quarter output of 459.06 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Compared with their levels in the same period of 2019, 11 regions posted increases in chicken production during the period. In terms of growth rate, SOCCSKSARGEN recorded the highest increment of 8.2 percent, from 16.39 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of 2019 to 17.73 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter.

During the period, Central Luzon was the highest producer of chicken with 173.16 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao with corresponding productions of 81.26 thousand metric tons, liveweight and 41.88 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These three regions contributed 62.5 percent to the country’s total chicken production. (Figure 1 and Table 1)

 

 

As of 01 April 2020, the total inventory of chicken was recorded at 185.58 million birds, higher by 0.4 percent from the 184.86 million birds recorded in the same period of the previous year. Stocks of layer chicken improved by 4.2 percent. On the other hand, native/improved chicken and broiler chicken decreased by 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.

Native/improved chicken contributed the highest share to the total inventory at 44.3 percent. Broiler chicken and layer chicken shared 33.4 percent and 22.3 percent to the total inventory, respectively. (Figure 2 and Table 2)

 

 

The average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms from January to March 2020 was PhP 77.03 per kilogram, liveweight. This was 5.7 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter average price of PhP 72.86 per kilogram, liveweight.

During the period, the highest farmgate price was recorded in January at PhP 85.54 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in March at PhP 60.46 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 3 and Table 3)

 

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

 

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

This Chicken Situation Report presents the chicken industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by type, and average farmgate price. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for PSA’s various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It is released quarterly in January, May, August, and November every year.

Concepts and Definitions

Volume of production refers to the volume of locally-raised chicken disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for dressing. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.

Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken present in the farm as of a specific reference date.

Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, marketing costs such as transport and other marketing cost (if any) incurred in selling the produce is not included in the farmgate prices.

 

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