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.
"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.