The total volume of duck production in July to September 2019 was 7.49 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 2.5 percent higher compared with the previous year’s level of 7.31 thousand metric tons, liveweight.
During the period, 11 regions reported increases in production relative to their levels in 2018. The highest increment in production was recorded in ARMM at 14.4 percent, from 0.16 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2018 to 0.18 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2019.
Central Luzon was the highest producer of duck at 2.83 thousand metric tons, liveweight, during the period. This was followed by SOCCSKSARGEN and Western Visayas with production levels of 0.94 thousand metric tons and 0.80 thousand metric tons, liveweight, respectively. The combined production of these three regions accounted for 61.0 percent to the country’s total duck production. (Table 1)
As of 01 July 2019, the total inventory of duck was estimated at 11.83 million birds. This represents an increase of 1.0 percent compared with the previous year’s duck population of 11.71 million birds.
Among all ages, laying flock contributed the most in terms of inventory, with 51.3 percent share to the country’s total duck population. Growing flock, day-old duckling and male breeder shared 35.5 percent, 9.5 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, to the total. (Table 2)
The average farmgate price of duck for meat in commercial farms in July to September 2019 was quoted at PhP61.47 per kilogram, liveweight. This was higher by 13.3 percent compared with the previous year’s average price of PhP54.25 per kilogram, liveweight.
During the reference period, the highest price was noted in September at PhP72.85 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was in July at PhP53.86 per kilogram, liveweight. (Table 3)
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office
This Duck Situation Report presents the duck industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by farm type and average farmgate prices. The report was prepared to serve as ready reference for our 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 animals disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for dressing. This is expressed in thousand metric tons, liveweight
Inventory refers to the actual number of animals present in the farm as of the specific reference date.
Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, the marketing cost such as transport and other marketing costs (if any) incurred in selling the produce are not included in the farmgate prices.