The total hog production from January to March 2020 is estimated at
Compared with their levels in the same period in 2019, nine regions reported increases in production during the period. In terms of growth rate, Cordillera Adminstrative Region (CAR) reported the highest increase of
Among regions, Central Luzon was the highest producer of hogs during the quarter with
As of 01 April 2020, the total swine inventory was registered at
Of the total swine inventory,
The average farmgate price of hogs upgraded for slaughter in January to March 2020 was
The highest average farmgate price of hogs upgraded for slaughter was recorded in March 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 in January, May, August, and November every year.
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 ton, liveweight.
Inventory refers to the actual number of swine 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 is not included in the farmgate prices.