The total duck egg production in July to September 2019 was 10.99 thousand metric tons. This was 2.6 percent higher compared with the 2018 level of 10.70 thousand metric tons.
Relative to their levels in July to September 2018, 11 regions recorded increases in production during the reference period. CALABARZON recorded the highest increase of 9.5 percent, from 0.85 thousand metric tons in 2018 to 0.93 thousand metric tons in 2019.
Among the regions, Central Luzon was the top producer of duck egg at 4.35 thousand metric tons, which accounted for 39.6 percent of the total production. This was followed by CALABARZON and SOCCSKSARGEN with 8.5 and 8.2 percent share, respectively. These three regions accounted for
As of 01 July 2019, duck laying flock inventory was estimated at 6.07 million birds or an increase of 4.2 percent, relative to the 5.83 million birds stocks in 2018.
Of the total duck laying flock, 63.7 percent were raised in Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and SOCCSKSARGEN. (Table 2)
The average farmgate price of duck egg in commercial farms in July to September 2019 was PhP7.13 per piece. This was higher by 10.4 percent from the previous year’s price of PhP6.46 per piece.
During the reference period, the highest average farmgate price was in August at PhP7.23 per piece while the lowest was observed in September at PhP7.07 per piece. (Table 3)
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office
This Duck Egg Situation Report presents the duck egg industry in terms of volume of production, laying flock inventory 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 duck egg disposed from locally-raised duck including those duck eggs which were shipped out to other region/province.
Inventory refers to the actual number of duck 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, the marketing costs such as the transport and other marketing cost (if any) incurred in selling the produce are not included in the farmgate prices.