Chicken Situation Report, July-September 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-470

Release Date: 

Monday, November 22, 2021

The July to September 2021 total chicken production at 425.89 thousand metric tons, liveweight was -1.4 percent lower than the previous year’s same period output of 431.77 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Among the regions, Central Luzon was the top producer of chicken during the quarter with a production of 152.04 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao with corresponding productions of 66.41 thousand metric tons, liveweight, and 36.05 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These regions accounted for 59.8 percent of the country’s total chicken production.

Relative to their levels in the same period a year ago, five regions posted decrements in production during the quarter. Ilocos Region posted the highest annual decline of -21.2 percent, from 18.60 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 14.65 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter of 2021. (Figure 1)

 

 

The country’s total chicken population as of 01 October 2021 was estimated at 190.74 million birds or 2.4 percent more than the previous year’s same period count of 186.33 million birds. Of the total chicken inventory, native/improved chicken contributed 42.9 percent, followed by broiler chicken with 34.0 percent share and layer chicken with 23.1 percent share. Inventory of broiler chicken and layer chicken grew by 5.5 percent and 6.3 percent, respectively. On the other hand, native/improved chicken stocks declined by -1.9 percent.

In terms of inventory, Central Luzon reported the highest total chicken population of 29.77 million birds. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 27.25 million birds and CALABARZON with 23.41 million birds. These three regions accounted for 42.2 percent of the total chicken inventory in the country. (Figure 3)

Western Visayas reported the highest inventory of native/improved chicken with 12.39 million birds. Broiler chicken inventory was highest in Central Luzon with 14.97 million birds while CALABARZON shared the highest inventory of layer chicken with 15.21 million birds.

 

 

The average farmgate price of broiler chicken in commercial farms for July to September 2021 was quoted at PhP 92.65 per kilogram, liveweight. This was higher by 2.9 percent higher from the previous year’s same period average price of PhP 90.00 per kilogram, liveweight.

During the reference period, the highest farmgate price was recorded in July at PhP 98.55 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in August at PhP 87.15 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 Philippine Statistics Authority’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 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. The 2019 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were based on the revised method of computation by the Price Statistics Division.

 

 

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