Performance of Philippine Agriculture, January-March 2018

Release Date: May 8, 2018 - 09:00

Livestock and Poultry

The livestock subsector registered a 2.11 percent growth in output. It shared 16.96 percent in the total agricultural production. Hog, the major growth driver, increased by 2.39 percent. The gross value of livestock production amounted to PhP 75.5 billion at current prices which was 15.46 percent more than last year’s record.

In the poultry subsector, production expanded by 5.24 percent. It accounted for 15.93 percent of the total agricultural output. Chicken and chicken eggs contributed to the subsector’s positive performance with respective growths of 4.93 percent and 7.42 percent. At current prices, the subsector’s gross earnings amounted to PhP 57.5 billion, or 8.53 percent higher than the previous year’s level.