Inventory of swine in backyard farms, as of 1 January 2019, grew by 0.93 percent. This indicates a recovery from the decline of inventory at 0.33 percent in 2018. Similarly, stocks in commercial farms expanded by 0.66 percent. Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao were the top five regions with the highest swine population. These regions accounted for 54.71 percent of the country’s total swine population.
The volume of hog production for the fourth quarter of 2018 was estimated at 662.73 thousand metric tons. This was 2.01 percent higher compared with the 2017 output of 649.68 thousand metric tons.
The top three hog producing regions during the period were Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Northern Mindanao. These regions posted increases in production by 4.41 percent, 3.00 percent, and 3.52 percent, respectively. The combined production of these three regions accounted for 47.84 percent of the country’s total hog production.
January 2019/ PSA/ Philippines.