As of 01 January 2020, the total swine inventory was estimated at 12.80 million heads. This was 0.7 percent higher compared with its previous year’s stocks of 12.71 million heads.
Population of swine in backyard farms at 7.97 million heads contracted by 2.4 percent, from 8.17 million heads in 2019 to 7.97 million heads in 2020. On the other hand, stocks in commercial farms at 4.82 million heads expanded by 6.2 percent from the previous year’s level of 4.54 million heads.
Among the regions, Central Luzon recorded the highest swine inventory of 2.16 million heads. This was followed by CALABARZON and Western Visayas with stocks of 1.58 million heads and 1.22 million heads, respectively. These three regions contributed 38.7 percent to the country’s total swine inventory. (Table 2)