The total hog production from April to June 2021 was estimated at
Among the regions, Central Visayas was the top producer of hogs during the quarter with a production of
Relative to their levels in the same quarter of 2020,
As of 01 July 2021, the total swine inventory was estimated at
In terms of inventory, Western Visayas recorded the highest population with
The average farmgate price of hogs upgraded for slaughter during the quarter was
During the reference period, the highest farmgate price was recorded in April at
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
This Swine Situation Report presents the swine industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by farm type, and average farmgate price. This report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for PSA’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 hog disposed for slaughter including those which were shipped out to other regions/provinces for slaughter. This is expressed in metric tons, liveweight.
Inventory refers to the actual number of swine present in the farm as of a specific reference date. For this report, the inventory of swine is as of 01 July 2021 since the surveys for this commodity are conducted quarterly, i.e., January, April, and October.
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 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 (PSD).