Duck Situation Report, July-September 2021

Reference Number: 

2021-472

Release Date: 

Monday, November 22, 2021

The July to September 2021 total duck production at 7.53 thousand metric tons, liveweight was -2.1 percent lower than the previous year’s same period output of 7.69 thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Among the regions, Central Luzon was the top producer of duck during the quarter with a production of 2.99 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by SOCCCSKSARGEN and Western Visayas with corresponding productions of 1.18 thousand metric tons, liveweight, and 0.65 thousand metric tons, liveweight. These regions collectively shared 64.2 percent to the country’s total duck production.

Relative to their levels in the same period a year ago, seven regions posted decrements in production during the period.  Bicol Region recorded the biggest annual decline of -45.7 percent, from 355 metric tons, liveweight in the same period of the previous year to 193 metric tons, liveweight this quarter. (Figure 1)

 

 

The country’s duck population in backyard farms as of 01 October 2021 was estimated at 9.08 million birds.  About 45.4 percent of the country’s total duck population were recorded in Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and SOCCSKSARGEN. (Figure 2)
 

 

The average farmgate price of duck in commercial farms for July to September 2021 was quoted at PhP 75.63 per kilogram, liveweight. This was lower by -17.1 percent from the previous year’s same period average price of PhP 91.19 per kilogram, liveweight.
   
During the reference period, the highest average farmgate price of duck was observed in August at PhP 77.75 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was in September at PhP 74.54 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 3)

 

 

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

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

This Duck Situation Report presents the duck industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by region, and average farmgate prices. 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 animals disposed for dressing including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for dressing. This is expressed in thousand metric tons, liveweight.

Inventory refers to the actual number of duck 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 cost, such as transport and other marketing costs (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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