The duck egg volume of production for October to December 2018 was 12.45 thousand metric tons. This was 3.03 percent higher than the 2017 level of 12.08 thousand metric tons.
Regions that contributed to the positive growth were Central Luzon (9.57%), Bicol Region (4.67%), Western Visayas (0.81%), Zamboanga Peninsula (71.68%), Davao Region (43.26%), SOCCSKSARGEN (10.86%) and Caraga (10.60%). The top four producing regions during the period were Central Luzon, Western Visayas, SOCCSKSARGEN and Northern Mindanao. These regions shared 71.72 percent of the total duck egg production in the country. Central Luzon, with recorded production of 4.87 thousand metric tons, increased by 9.57 percent, relative to its level in 2017. Likewise, SOCCSKSARGEN with 1.30 thousand metric tons significantly went up by 10.86 percent compared with its previous year’s level of 1.17 thousand metric tons. (Table 1)
Duck laying flock inventory, as of 1 January 2019, reached 6.00 million birds or an increase of 6.03 percent, relative to the stocks in 2018. In the last three years, an improvement in duck laying flock inventory was noted. From a decline of 0.51 percent in 2017, it went up by 6.03 percent in 2019. (Figure 2)
Of the total duck laying flock, 64.33 percent were raised in Central Luzon, Western Visayas and SOCCSKSARGEN. (Table 2)
The fourth quarter of 2018 average farmgate price of duck egg in commercial farms was PhP 6.38 per piece, an increment of 0.68 percent from the previous year’s price of PhP 6.34 per piece. During the three-year reference period, the lowest price was observed in 2017 at PhP 6.34 per piece while the highest was in 2016 at PhP 6.51 per piece. (Table 3)
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 on 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.
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Sectoral Statistics Office