Chicken Situation Report, October-December 2022

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Total chicken production from October to December 2022 reached 494.12 thousand metric tons, liveweight, indicating an annual growth of 2.3 percent from the 483.03 thousand metric tons, liveweight output in the same quarter of the previous year. This is a recovery from the annual declines in the same quarter of 2020 and 2021 at -7.9 percent and -0.3 percent, respectively. (Figure 1)

The top five regions with the highest volume of chicken production at liveweight during the period were the following:

a. Central Luzon, 179.14 thousand metric tons;
b. CALABARZON, 78.73 thousand metric tons;
c. Northern Mindanao, 50.29 thousand metric tons;
d. Western Visayas, 31.71 thousand metric tons; and
e. Central Visayas, 27.29 thousand metric tons.

These regions accounted for 74.3 percent share to the country’s total chicken production during the quarter.

In comparison to their output in the same quarter of 2021, 10 regions reported increases in production during the quarter. In terms of level, Central Luzon posted the highest expansion of 9.64 thousand metric tons, from 169.50 thousand metric tons in the same quarter of the previous year to 179.14 thousand metric tons in the same quarter in 2022. 



As of 31 December 2022, the total chicken inventory was registered at 188.48 million birds, or an increase of 1.8 percent from 185.10 million birds in the same period of the previous year. Population of native/improved chicken and layer chicken grew by 3.9 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, broiler chicken population declined by -1.9 percent. Of the total chicken inventory, native/improved chicken accounted for 43.7 percent, followed by broiler chicken with 32.0 percent share, and layer chicken with 24.2 percent share. (Figure 2)

In terms of distribution by classification, 99.1 percent of the total native/improved chicken were raised by smallhold farms, while bulk of broiler chicken and layer chicken stocks came from commercial farms at 98.3 percent and 93.6 percent, respectively.

As of 31 December 2022, Central Luzon had the highest chicken inventory with 29.89 million birds, followed by CALABARZON with 25.47 million birds, and Northern Mindanao with 23.70 million birds. These regions accounted for 42.0 percent share to the country’s total chicken inventory during the period.

Native/improved chicken inventory was the highest in Western Visayas with 13.18 million birds. Central Luzon reported the highest inventory of broiler chicken with 14.69 million birds, while CALABARZON had the highest layer chicken stocks with 16.92 million birds.


The average farmgate price of broiler chicken at PhP 120.85 per kilogram, liveweight during the quarter was 20.4 percent higher than the previous year’s same period average price of PhP 100.38 per kilogram, liveweight. (Figure 5)

The highest farmgate price was recorded in December at PhP 125.19 per kilogram, liveweight, while the lowest was quoted in November at PhP 117.57 per kilogram, liveweight.



(Assistant National Statistician)
OIC-Deputy National Statistician
Sectoral Statistics Office