Chicken Egg Situation Report, January-March 2022

Reference Number: 

2022-229

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Total chicken egg production for January to March 2022 was registered at 170.97 thousand metric tons, indicating a 12.4 percent increase from the 152.05 thousand metric tons output in same period last year.

CALABARZON was the top producer of chicken egg during the quarter with 55.40 metric tons or 32.4 percent share.

Completing the top five (5) major producing regions and their corresponding percent shares to total production were the following:

a. Central Luzon, 21.5 percent;
b. Central Visayas, 12.6 percent;
c.  Northern Mindanao, 6.0 percent; and
d. Western Visayas, 5.7 percent.

These regions accounted for 78.2 percent of the country’s total chicken egg production.

Relative to their levels in the same period of 2021, 12 regions exhibited increments in production during the period. Central Visayas reported the highest annual increase of 45.1 percent from 14.86 thousand metric tons in the same period of the previous year to 21.56 thousand metric tons this quarter. (Figure 1)

 

 

As of 31 March 2022, the total chicken laying flock was estimated at 64.81 million birds. About 22.6 percent of chicken laying flock population was recorded in CALABARZON, followed by Central Luzon with 18.3 percent share and Central Visayas with 10.5 percent share. These three (3) regions accounted for 51.4 percent of the total chicken laying flock inventory in the country. (Figure 2)

 

 

In January to March 2022, the average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms was quoted at PhP 5.30 per piece or equivalent to a decline of -8.3 percent from the previous year’s same period average price of PhP 5.78 per piece.

During the reference period, the average farmgate price recorded for the months of January and February was at PhP 5.31 per piece, while the farmgate price for the month of March was quoted at PhP 5.29 per piece. (Figure 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 of laying flock, and average farmgate price. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for the various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). 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 chicken 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 2020 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were sourced from the Price Statistics Division (PSD), while the 2022 farmgate prices were based on the surveys of Livestock and Poultry Statistics Division (LPSD).

 

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