Chicken Situation Report, January-March 2022

Reference Number: 

2022-230

Release Date: 

Monday, June 27, 2022

The January to March 2022 total chicken production was registered at 455.04 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This indicates an increase of 13.0 percent from the previous year’s same period output of 402.77 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Central Luzon was the top producer of chicken during the quarter with 167.63 thousand metric tons, liveweight or 36.8 percent of the country’s total chicken output.

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

a. CALABARZON, 16.9 percent;
b. Northern Mindanao, 9.6 percent;
c. Western Visayas, 6.4 percent; and
d. Ilocos Region and SOCCSKSARGEN, 5.0 percent.

These regions accounted for 79.7 percent of the country’s total chicken production.

Relative to their levels in the same quarter of 2021, 12 regions reported improvements in production during the period. Central Luzon’s chicken production picked-up by 27.1 percent from 131.94 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 167.63 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2022. 

 

 

As of 31 March 2022, the total chicken inventory was estimated at 187.66 million birds. This was 2.4 percent higher compared with the previous year’s same period inventory of 183.27 million birds. Inventory of broiler chicken and layer chicken grew by 10.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. On the other hand, native/improved chicken population declined by -2.3 percent. Of the total chicken population, native/improved chicken accounted for 43.0 percent, followed by broiler chicken with 33.7 percent share and layer chicken with 23.3 percent share. (Figure 2)

Central Luzon reported the highest total chicken population of 33.92 million birds during the period. This was followed by CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao with corresponding inventories of 25.49 million birds and 21.99 million birds. These three regions accounted for 43.4 percent of the total chicken inventory in the country. 

Western Visayas had the highest inventory of native/improved chicken with 13.52 million birds. Broiler chicken inventory was highest in Central Luzon with 17.55 million birds, while CALABARZON shared the highest inventory of layer chicken with 15.35 million birds.

 

 

From January to March 2022, the average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms was quoted at PhP 105.70 per kilogram, liveweight. This was -5.6 percent lower than the previous year’s same period average price of PhP 111.95 per kilogram, liveweight.

The highest farmgate price was recorded in January at PhP 109.23 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in February at PhP 99.63 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 4)

 

 

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

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

This Chicken Situation Report presents the chicken industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by type, 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 number of tended/raised chicken disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out for dressing. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.

Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken present in the farm as of a specific reference date. The reference date for 2020 to 2021 data was changed to 31 March instead of 01 April to be consistent with the reference quarter.

Farmgate price refers to the price received by raisers for their produce at the location of farm. Thus, marketing costs, such as 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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