As of January 1, 2017, the total swine population stood at 12.43 million heads. This was 0.41 percent lower compared with previous year’s inventory of 12.48 million heads. Stocks in backyard farms increased by 2.01 percent. However, stocks in commercial farms decreased by 4.67 percent compared to their 2016 levels. About 65.0 percent of the total stocks were raised in backyard farms and the rest were in commercial farms.