July 18, 2019
Chicken meat production in the Philippines topped 459,000 tons in Q1 2019, up 4.3% from Q1 2018. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said expansion of broiler farms in Central Luzon, reopening of broiler farms in Davao Region and a new broiler integrator in Southern Luzon led to higher volume. Sustained demand from institutional clients also fuelled expansion in key production areas. The PSA noted, however, that the higher output led to an 8.3% drop in production value in the first three months, as average farm price declined 12.1% yoy.