Swine Situation Report, January-March 2021

January 2021 to March 2021

Production


The total hog production from January to March 2021 was estimated at 421.79 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was lower by -25.8 percent compared with the previous year’s same quarter output of 568.67 thousand metric tons, liveweight. (Figure 1)

Among the regions, Central Visayas was the top producer of hogs during the quarter with a production of 53.66 thousand metric tons, liveweight. This was followed by Northern Mindanao with 50.83 thousand metric tons, liveweight and Western Visayas with 48.93 thousand metric tons, liveweight.  These three regions accounted for 36.4 percent of the country’s total hog production.

Compared with their levels in the same quarter of 2020, 12 regions reported decreases in production during the quarter. Central Luzon exhibited the biggest annual decline of -75.8 percent, from 112.58 thousand metric tons, liveweight in the first quarter of 2020 to  27.19 thousand metric tons, liveweight this quarter. 

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