Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2022-0014

FAS Manila maintains 2022 pork production at 1 million metric tons (MT), flat compared to 2021, as repopulation efforts in Luzon are offset by new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Mindanao and the impact of Typhoon Odette (Rai) in the Visayas. Pork imports in 2022 also remain unchanged, as Most Favored Nation tariff reductions are scheduled to expire after May 17, 2022. The Philippine Tariff Commission is now reviewing an extension of the lower pork tariffs. Meanwhile, Post raises 2022 and 2021 chicken meat imports by 25,000 MT to 425,000 MT and 445,000 MT, respectively, based on year-to-date trade. Chicken meat production for 2022 is kept unchanged, while 2021 production is raised 13,000 MT to 1.343 million MT, in line with Philippine official data. No changes are made to Philippine beef production or imports.

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