Chicken Situation Report, July-September 2019

Reference Number: 

327

Release Date: 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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 32.0 percent, from 11.09 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2018 to 14.63 thousand metric tons, liveweight in 2019.

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)

 

Figure 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 3.2 percent, from 83.29 million birds in 2018 to 80.62 million birds in 2019. Broiler chicken inventory at 71.53 million birds also went down by 1.2 percent from its previous year’s level of 72.41 million birds. Layer chicken inventory was recorded at 40.65 million birds or 4.3 percent higher than the previous year’s record of  38.99 million birds.

Central  Luzon  and  CALABARZON  contributed  18.4  and  14.1  percent  to  the  total  chicken inventory, respectively.  These  two regions  accounted  for 32.5 percent  of  the total  chicken  inventory in  the  country. (Table 2)

 

Figure 2

 

The average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms in July to September 2019 was PhP84.58 per kilogram, liveweight. This was 3.1 percent lower than the previous year’s average price of PhP87.33 per kilogram, liveweight.

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)

 

Figure 3

 

 

ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Assistant Secretary
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office

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 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.

Attachment: 

Reference Period: 

July-September 2019