As of July 1, 2013, total goat inventory stood at 3.67 million heads. This showed a drop by 1.21 percent from the previous year’s inventory of 3.72 million heads. Of the total inventory, about 3.61 million heads or 98.32 percent were raised in backyard farms. The rest were in commercial farms.
Goat production from January to June 2013 was 36.63 thousand metric tons liveweight. This was 0.43 percent lower than last year’s record of 36.79 thousand metric tons liveweight.
The average farmgate price of live goat during the first half of 2013 increased by 3.61 percent or from P101.54 per kilogram in 2012 to P105.21 per kilogram in 2013.
"An Act Reorganizing the Philippine Statistical System, Repealing for the Purpose Executive Order Number One Hundred Twenty-One, Entitled "Reorganizing and Strenghtening the Philippine Statistical System and for Other Purposes"
Creates the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) that shall comprise the PSA Board and offices on sectoral statistics, censuses and technical coordination, civil registration and central support and field statistical services. The PSA shall be constituted from among the existing personnel of the major statistical agencies engaged in primary data collection and compilation of secondary data, i.e., the National Statistics Office, the Technical Staff of the National Statistical Coordination Board, the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.
The PSA shall be headed by a National Statistician who shall be appointed by the President. The NS will be supported by three Deputy National Statisticians.
The data produced by the PSA shall be the official and controlling statistics of the government and the PSA will be characterized by Integrity, Independence and Professionalism. It shall serve as the central statistical authority of the Philippine government on primary data collection and administer civil registration functions in the country as provided for in Act No. 3753, otherwise known as the Civil Registry Law.
While processes are underway for the development of the PSA website, currently, the respective websites of the merged agencies are still accessible and regularly updated.