Philippine Meat Imports Reach One Billion Kg in 9 Months

Nov 2022

The Philippines’ imports of meat products from January to September 2022 surpassed the one billion-kilo mark, led by pork and chicken shipments.

According to the latest data from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), as reported by, the country imported 1.01 billion kilos of meat and meat products during the first 9 months of 2022, representing a 12% increase from the 902.3 million kilos shipped in the same period in 2021.

Pork imports accounted for 54%, at 554.7 million kilos. Pork cuts accounted for highest imports with 243.87 million kilos, while offal – or internal organs – were next at 164.82 million kilos. The top sources of pork are Spain, Canada, and Brazil.

Chicken was the second major imported meat for the period, accounting for 29.1% of the total. Deboned chicken meat was the top imported product at 177.11 million kilos, followed by chicken leg quarters at 74.36 million kilos. The top three sources of chicken meat were Brazil, USA, and Canada.

Figures from the BAI also showed beef imports accounted for 13.3% of the total.


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