The total volume of chicken production in July to September 2019 was 465.15 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 8.5 percent higher compared with the previous year’s level of 428.77 thousand metric tons, liveweight.
Relative to their levels in 2018, 13 regions registered increases in production. The highest increment in production was reported in Bicol Region at
Among the regions, Central Luzon was the highest producer of chicken at 164.44 thousand metric tons. This was followed by CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao with corresponding production levels of 87.0 thousand metric tons, liveweight and 38.1 metric tons, liveweight. These three regions contributed 62.2 percent to the country’s total chicken production. (Table 1)
As of 01 October 2019, the total inventory of chicken was estimated at 192.80 million birds. The inventory of native/improved chicken dropped by
Central Luzon and CALABARZON contributed 18.4 and 14.1 percent to the total chicken inventory, respectively. These two regions accounted for
The average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms in July to September 2019 was PhP84.58 per kilogram, liveweight. This was
During the period, the highest farmgate price was recorded in September at PhP91.38 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in July at PhP76.65 per kilogram, liveweight. (Table 3)
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office
This Chicken Situation Report presents the chicken industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by type, and average farmgate price. The report was prepared to serve as 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 locally-raised chicken disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces 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.
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.