The total carabao production from April to June 2021 was estimated at
Among the 16 regions, Western Visayas was the top producer of carabao during the quarter with a production of
Relative to their levels in the same quarter of 2020,
As of 01 July 2021, the total carabao inventory in the country was registered at
In terms of inventory, Bicol Region recorded the highest carabao population with
The average farmgate price of carabao for slaughter during the quarter was
During the period, the highest farmgate price was noted in June at
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
This Carabao Situation Report presents the carabao industry in terms of volume of production, inventory, and average farmgate price. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for Philippine Statistics Authority’s various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It is released quarterly, that is, every February, May, August, and November.
Concepts and Definitions
Volume of production refers to the volume of locally-raised carabao disposed for slaughter including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for slaughter. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.
Inventory refers to the actual number of carabao present in the farm as of a specific reference date. For this report, the inventory of carabao is as of 01 July 2021 since the surveys for this commodity are conducted semi-annually, i.e., January and July.
Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, the marketing costs, such as the transport and other marketing costs (if any) incurred in selling the produce, are not included in the farmgate prices. The 2019 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were based on the revised method of computation by the Price Statistics Division.