Chicken Egg Situation Report, October-December 2019

30 January 2020

The October to December 2019 total chicken egg production of 154.23 thousand metric tons, significantly increased by 11.3 percent, from the 2018 output of 138.54 thousand metric tons.

Relative to their levels in 2018, 13 regions recorded increases in chicken egg production during the period. In terms of growth rate, Bicol Region posted the highest growth of 26.6 percent, from 3.19 thousand metric tons in 2018 to 4.04 thousand metric tons in 2019. 
      
Among the regions, CALABARZON was the highest producer of chicken egg with 46.47 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao with corresponding production levels of 30.54 thousand metric tons and 14.55 thousand metric tons. These three regions contributed more than half or 59.3 percent to the country’s total chicken egg production. (Table 1)

 

Figure 1

                                                                                    
As of 01 January 2020, the adult female inventory of native/improved chicken was registered at 22.18 million birds or a reduction of 2.3 percent compared with the previous year’s stocks of 22.71 million birds. On the other hand, laying flock inventory of foreign strain layers grew by 7.6 percent, from 32.0 million birds in 2019 to 34.44 million birds in 2020. (Table 2)

Of the total laying flock, 39.2 percent were native/improved chicken and 60.8 percent were layer chicken.

 

Figure 2

 

In October to December 2019, the average farmgate price of chicken egg in commercial farms was recorded at PhP5.68 per piece, an increase of 24.6 percent compared with the average farmgate price of PhP4.56 per piece in October to December 2018.

The highest average farmgate price was noted in December at PhP5.76 per piece, while the lowest was in October at PhP5.63 per piece. (Table 3)

 

Figure 3

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

This Chicken Egg Situation Report presents the chicken egg industry in terms of volume of production, inventory by type of laying flock and average farmgate price. The 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 chicken egg disposed from locally-raised chicken including those table eggs which were shipped out to other region/province.
Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken layers and native chicken 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
Assistant Secretary
Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office

 

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