Swine Situation Report, October-December 2019
The October to December 2019 hog production was
Relative to their 2018 production levels, seven regions reported decreases in production during the period. Central Luzon reported the highest decline of
Among the regions, CALABARZON was the highest producer of hogs at
As of 01 January 2020, the total swine inventory was estimated at
Population of swine in backyard farms at
Among the regions, Central Luzon recorded the highest swine inventory of
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the average farmgate price of hogs upgraded for slaughter was
The highest average farmgate price was recorded in December at
This Swine Situation Report presents the swine industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by farm type and average farmgate price. This report was prepared to serve as 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 swine 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 are not included in the farmgate prices.
ROSALINDA P. BAUTISTA
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office