The total duck egg production of Central Visayas from January to March 2021 was estimated at 0.083 thousand metric tons. This was 0.8 percent higher than the previous year’s same quarter production of 0.084 thousand metric tons. (Fig. 1 & Fig. 2 and Table 1)
Among the regions, Central Luzon was the highest producer of duck egg during the quarter with a production of 5.28 thousand metric tons. This was followed by Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao with corresponding productions of 1.35thousand metric tons and 1.05 thousand metric tons. These three regions shared 67.0 percent to the country’s total duck egg production. (Figure 1 and Table 1)
In terms of total production, Central Luzon accounted the highest percent share of 46.1 while the Central Visayas’ percent share was reported at 0.7 percent to the country’s total duck egg production. (Fig.3 and Table 1)
As of 01 January 2021, total duck laying flock inventory for Central Visayas was estimated at 59,827 heads. This indicates an increase of 14.1 percent from its level of 52,434 birds in the same period of the previous year. (Figure 4 and Table 2)
ARIEL E. FLORENDO
This Duck Egg Situation Report presents the duck egg industry in terms of volume of production and laying flock inventory. The report was prepared to serve as 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 duck egg disposed from locally-raised duck including those duck eggs which were shipped out to other regions/provinces.
Inventory refers to the actual number of duck laying flock present in the farm as of a specific reference date. For this report, the inventory of laying flock is as of 01 January 2021 since the surveys for this commodity are conducted semi-annually i.e., January and July.