Dairy Situation Report, January to March 2023

Reference Number: 


Release Date: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

In January to March 2023, the dairy production was estimated at 7.17 thousand metric tons. This indicates an annual decline of -11.4 percent from the 8.09 thousand metric tons output in the same quarter of 2022. (Figure 1)

During the period, CALABARZON was the top producer of dairy with 2.04 thousand metric tons or 28.5 percent share to the total dairy production. Completing the top five regions with the highest volume of dairy production in the first quarter of 2023 were the following:

a. Central Luzon, 1.88 thousand metric tons;
b. Northern Mindanao, 0.82 thousand metric tons;
c. Western Visayas, 0.61 thousand metric tons; and
d. Davao Region, 0.50 thousand metric tons.

These regions accounted for 81.7 percent share to the country’s total dairy production during the period.

Relative to their outputs in the same quarter of 2022, six regions posted decreases in dairy production during the reference quarter. In terms of level, Central Luzon registered the highest decline of 1.05 thousand metric tons, from 2.93 thousand metric tons in the first quarter of 2022 to 1.88 thousand metric tons this first quarter of 2023.



As of 31 March 2023, the total count of dairy animals was estimated at 98.74 thousand heads. This was 9.2 percent higher compared with the previous year’s same period count of 90.43 thousand heads. Of the total dairy animals inventory as of 31 March 2023, the dairy goat accounted for 39.2 percent. This was followed by dairy carabao with 33.9 percent share and dairy cattle with 26.9 percent share. (Figure 2)

Central Luzon recorded the highest dairy animal population of 32.62 thousand heads as of 31 March 2023. This was followed by CALABARZON and Western Visayas with corresponding inventories of 11.52 thousand heads and 8.99 thousand heads. These three regions shared 53.8 percent to the country’s total dairy animal population during the period.



The average farmgate price of all dairy was quoted at PhP 51.77 per liter during this quarter. This indicates an annual decrease of -15.6 percent from the previous year’s same period average farmgate price of PhP 61.33 per liter. (Figure 4)

In the first quarter of 2023, the average farmgate price of dairy goat reached PhP 92.17 per liter, which was the highest farmgate price among the dairy types. This was followed by dairy carabao at PhP 71.02 per liter, while the lowest average farmgate price was noted in dairy cattle at PhP 38.57 per liter.



(Assistant National Statistician)
Officer-in-Charge, Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office