Carabao Situation Report, January-March 2022

January 2022 to March 2022


The January to March 2022 total carabao production was registered at 29.07 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was 6.5 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter output of 27.30 thousand metric tons, liveweight. (Figure 1)

Western Visayas was the top producer of carabao during the quarter with 3.88 thousand metric tons, liveweight or 13.3 percent share.

Completing the top five major producing regions and their corresponding percent shares to total production were the following:
a. SOCCSKSARGEN, 8.9 percent;
b. Ilocos Region, 7.9 percent;
c. Zamboanga Peninsula, 7.9 percent; and
d. Eastern Visayas, 7.3 percent.

These regions accounted for 45.3 percent of the country’s total carabao production.

Relative to their levels in the same quarter of 2021, 11 regions posted increments in production during the quarter. Eastern Visayas recorded the highest annual growth of 53.4 percent, from 1.38 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the first quarter of the previous year to 2.12 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter of 2022.

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