Chicken Egg Situation Report, October-December 2020

Reference Number: 

2021-070

Release Date: 

Monday, February 8, 2021

The total chicken egg production from October to December 2020 was estimated at 154.87 thousand metric tons. This was 0.4 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter output of 154.23 thousand metric tons.

Among the regions, CALABARZON was the top producer of chicken egg during the quarter with a production of 45.95 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao with corresponding productions of 29.74 thousand metric tons and 15.49 thousand metric tons. These three regions shared 58.9 percent to the country’s total chicken egg production.

Compared with their levels in the same quarter of 2019, eight (8) regions recorded increases in production during the period with BARMM posting the highest annual growth of 9.3 percent. This region recorded a production of 1.35 thousand metric tons this quarter, from 1.04 thousand metric tons in the same period a year ago.

 

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As of 01 January 2021, the adult female inventory of native/improved chicken was estimated at 22.78 million birds. This was 2.7 percent higher than the 22.18 million birds recorded in the same period of 2020. Population of foreign strain layers was registered at 36.44 million birds, an increase of 5.8 percent relative to the 34.46 million birds in the same period of the previous year.

Of the total laying flock, 38.5 percent were native/improved chicken and 61.5 percent were layer chicken.

 

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The average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms during the quarter was quoted at PhP 5.62 per piece. This was -1.0 percent lower than the average farmgate price of PhP 5.68 per piece in the same period of 2019.

During the reference period, the highest farmgate price of chicken egg was observed in December at PhP 5.64 per piece, while the lowest was in November at PhP 5.60 per piece.

 

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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; 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 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, are not included in the farmgate prices.

 

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