The country's total swine inventory as of July 1, 2014, reached 11.98 million head. This was 0.68 percent higher than last year’s inventory of 11.96 million head. Stocks in backyard farms went up by 0.94 percent. Likewise, stocks in commercial farms grew by 0.22 percent against the 2013 level. About 65 percent of the total stocks were raised in backyard farms and 35 percent were in commercial farms.
During the first half of 2014, total hog production was 966.00 thousand metric tons liveweight. It was 1.02 percent higher than last year’s level of 956.25 thousand metric tons liveweight.
Prices at all trade levels registered increases during the period January to June 2014 compared with prices in the same period in 2013. Average farmgate price per kilogram of live hogs went up by 5.54 percent. Wholesale price per kilogram grew by 4.57 percent. Retail price per kilogram of pork in Metro Manila increased by 6.84 percent.