Chicken Egg Situation Report, January-March 2020

Reference Number: 

2020-135

Release Date: 

Monday, July 6, 2020

The total chicken egg production from January to March 2020 is estimated at 150.29 thousand metric tons. This was higher by 5.8 percent compared with the output in the same period of the previous year of 142.01 thousand metric tons.

Relative to their levels a year ago, 13 regions recorded increments in production during the quarter. MIMAROPA Region posted the highest annual growth of 30.9 percent, from 1.58 thousand metric tons in the same period of 2019 to 2.06 thousand metric tons this quarter.

Among regions, CALABARZON was the highest producer of chicken egg during the quarter with 45.09 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Central Luzon and Central Visayas with corresponding productions of 29.79 thousand metric tons and 13.56 thousand metric tons. These three regions contributed 58.8 percent to the country’s total chicken egg production. (Figure 1 and Table 1)

 

As of 01 April 2020, the adult female inventory of native/improved chicken was registered at 22.27 million birds, lower by 1.3 percent compared with the previous year’s same period stocks of 22.56 million birds. Inventory of foreign strain layers was estimated at 34.17 million birds or an increase of 3.9 percent relative to the 32.89 million birds in the same period of 2019.

Of the total laying flock, 39.5 percent were native/improved chicken and 60.5 percent were layer chicken. (Figure 2 and Table 2)

 

The average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms in January to March 2020 was quoted at PhP 5.62 per piece, an increase of 20.9 percent compared with the 2019 same period average farmgate price of PhP 4.65 per piece.

The highest farmgate price was noted in January at PhP 5.63 per piece, while the lowest was in March at PhP 5.60 per piece. (Figure 3 and Table 3)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

This Chicken Egg Situation Report presents the chicken egg industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by type of laying flock, 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 chicken egg disposed from locally-raised chicken including those table eggs which were shipped out to other region/province.

Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken layers and native 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, the marketing costs such as the transport and other marketing cost (if any) incurred in selling the produce is not included in the farmgate prices.

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