As of 01 January 2021, the total carabao inventory in the country was estimated at 2.84 million heads. This was -0.9 percent lower than the 2.87 million head count in the same period of 2020.
In terms of inventory, Bicol Region (Region V) recorded the highest carabao population with 325.06 thousand heads. This was followed by Western Visayas (Region VI) with 291.55 thousand heads, and Central Luzon with 235.94 thousand heads. These three regions accounted for 30.0 percent of the country’s total carabao population. (Figure 2)