Duck Egg Situation Report, July-September 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-473

Release Date: 

Monday, November 22, 2021

The July to September 2021 total duck egg production at 12.02 thousand metric tons was 7.0 percent higher than the previous year’s same period output of 11.23 thousand metric tons.

Among the regions, Central Luzon was the highest producer of duck egg during the period with a production of 5.08 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao with corresponding productions of 1.13 thousand metric tons and 1.08 thousand metric tons. These three regions accounted for 60.6 percent of the country’s total duck egg production.

Relative to their levels in the same period a year ago, 10 regions posted increments in production during the period. Zamboanga Peninsula recorded the highest annual increase of 78.6 percent, from 286 metric tons in the same period of the previous year to 511 metric tons this period. (Figure 1)

 

 

In backyard farms, the country’s duck laying flock inventory as of 01 October 2021 was estimated at 4.04 million birds. About 49.8 percent of the country’s duck laying flock population were recorded in Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and SOCCSKSARGEN. (Figure 2)

 

 

The average farmgate price of duck egg in commercial farms for July to September 2021 was quoted at PhP 7.15 per piece. This was 0.7 percent higher than the previous year’s same period average farmgate price of PhP 7.10 per piece.

During the reference period, the highest average farmgate price of duck egg was observed in July at PhP 7.27 per piece, while the lowest was in September at PhP 7.02 per piece. (Figure 3)

 

 

 

DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

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 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 duck egg disposed from locally-raised duck including those duck eggs which were shipped out to other regions/provinces.

Inventory refers to the actual number of duck laying flock present in the farm as of a specific reference date.  For this report, the inventory data is as of 01 October 2021 covering backyard farms only. This is the result of the redesigned Backyard Livestock and Poultry Survey on which data collection is being conducted quarterly. Meanwhile, the Commercial Livestock and Poultry Survey is still conducted biannual, i.e., January and July

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. The 2019 to 2021 farmgate prices included in this special release were based on the revised method of computation by the Price Statistics Division.