The total chicken egg production of Central Visayas from January to March 2021 was estimated at 15.40 thousand metric tons. This was 14.4 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter production of 13.46 thousand metric tons. (Fig. 1 & Fig. 2 and Table 1)
Among the regions, CALABARZON was the top producer of chicken egg during the quarter with a production of 49.35 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Central Luzon with 31.75 thousand metric tons and Central Visayas with 15.40 thousand metric tons. These three regions accounted for 63.3 percent of the country’s total chicken egg production. (Figure 1 and Table 1)
Compared with their levels in the same quarter of 2020, six (6) regions recorded increases in production during the quarter. Central Visayas posted the highest annual growth of 14.4 percent, from 13.46 thousand metric tons in the first quarter of 2020 to 15.40 thousand metric tons this quarter. (Figure 2 and Table 1)
In terms of total production, Central Visayas posted a 10.1 percent share to the total country’s production. This ranked the region as 3rd top producer of Chicken egg. (Figure 3 and Table 2)
Chicken laying flock inventory for Central Visayas as of 01 April 2021 was estimated at 5.37 million birds. This indicates an increase of 10.8 percent from its level of 4.85 million birds in the same period of the previous year. (Figure 4 and Table 2)
ARIEL E. FLORENDO
This Chicken Egg Situation Report presents the chicken egg industry in terms of volume of production and inventory of laying flock. The report is prepared to serve as a ready reference for PSA’s various clients and stakeholders in the agriculture sector. It is released quarterly; that is, every February, May, August, and November.
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 regions/provinces.
Inventory refers to the actual number of chicken laying flock and native/improved adult female present in the farm as of a specific reference date.