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Swine Industry Performance Report

January-December 2013

The country's total swine inventory as of January 1, 2014 was 11.80 million head. This was 0.35 percent lower than last year's inventory of 11.84 million head. Swine population in the backyard farms went down by 1.21 percent while, that in commercial farms increased by 1.27 percent against the 2013 level. About 65 percent of the stocks were raised in backyard farms and 35 percent were in commercial farms.

Total hog production in 2013 was 2,012.17 thousand metric tons live weight. It was up by 1.95 percent from last year's gross production of 1,973.62 thousand metric tons.

On the average, all trade levels recorded price increases in 2013 compared with the 2012 records. Annual average farmgate price per kilogram of live hogs at P95.65 went up by 8.38 percent. Annual average wholesale price per kilogram at P112.27 increased by 8.16 percent. Annual average retail price per kilogram of pork at P176.96 in Metro Manila went up by 4.32 percent.