January–March 2012 poultry production in the Philippines continued its upward trend, growing over 7 percent compared to the same period in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service's latest report.

Chicken production increased 7.38 percent and duck production rose 1.82 percent; chicken and duck egg production increased by 6.92 percent and 1.18 percent, respectively. In calendar year 2011 chicken production totaled 1.41 million metric tons live weight, up 4.52 percent from 135 million metric tons in 2010. Growth was due to the expansion of commercial broiler farms and the higher number of broilers dressed, according to the USDA. Duck production was 33,153 metric tons, up 0.53 percent from 32,970 metric tons in 2010. Chicken egg production grew 6.92 percent in 2011 and duck egg production increased by 1.18 percent.

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The value of U.S. poultry meat exports to the Philippines totaled $70 million in 2011, an increase of over 39 percent when compared to 2010 ($50.3 million). The value of eggs and egg products exports totaled to $1.9 million in 2011, up almost 133 percent compared to 2011 numbers ($825,000).The growth rate for 2006–2011 was 389.8 percent for poultry meats and 230.9 percent for eggs and egg products. In volume, poultry meat exports grew 47.8 percent to reach 72,689 metric tons in 2011. Eggs and egg products exports totaled 612 metric tons, up 187.1 percent from 2010. The five-year growth rate (2006–2011) was 249 percent for poultry meats and 173.4 percent for eggs and egg products, according to USDA data.

For more U.S. egg and poultry information and statistics, see www.wattagnet.com/marketdata.html.