Chicken Egg Situation Report, January-March 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-212

Release Date: 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The total chicken egg production from January to March 2021 was estimated at 152.55 thousand metric tons. This was higher by 3.0 percent compared with the previous year’s same quarter output of 148.17 thousand metric tons. (Figure 1)

Among the regions, CALABARZON was the top producer of chicken egg during the quarter with a production of 49.35 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Central Luzon with 31.75 thousand metric tons and Central Visayas with 15.40 thousand metric tons. These three regions accounted for 63.3 percent of the country’s total chicken egg production.

Compared with their levels in the same quarter of 2020, six (6) regions recorded increases in production during the quarter. Central Visayas posted the highest annual growth of 14.4 percent, from 13.46 thousand metric tons in the first quarter of 2020 to 15.40 thousand metric tons this quarter. 

 

Figure 1 1st Qtr 2021

 

Chicken laying flock inventory as of 01 April 2021 was estimated at 62.05 million birds.  This indicates an increase of 8.1 percent from its level of 57.42 million birds in the same period of the previous year.

Among the regions, CALABARZON had the highest population of chicken laying flock with 15.12 million birds. This was followed by Central Luzon with 10.44 million birds and Northern Mindanao with 5.75 million birds. The combined population of these three regions accounted for 50.5 percent of the country’s total chicken laying flock. (Figure 2) 

 

Figure 2 1st Qtr 2021

 

The average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms during the quarter was quoted at PhP 5.79 per piece. This was 3.5 percent higher than the average farmgate price of PhP 5.59 per piece in the same period of 2020. (Figure 3)

During the reference quarter, the highest farmgate price of chicken egg was observed in February at PhP 5.82 per piece, while the lowest was in March at PhP 5.76 per piece.

 

Figure 3 1st Qtr 2021

 

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 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; that is, every February, May, August, and November.

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 regions/provinces.

Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken laying flock and native/improved adult female 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, 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 (PSD).

 

p - Preliminary
r - Revised

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