Beef market

Basic information:

  • Area: 299,76 thousand km²
  • Population: 106 651 394
  • Capital city: Manila
  • Largest cities: Manila (1.7 million), Quezon City (2.7 million), Davao (1.2 million), Caloocan (1.5 million), Cebu City (0.9 million), Tarlac (1.2 million)
  • Official language: Filipino, English
  • Administrative division: the Philippines is divided into 18 regions, regions into 82 provinces. The regions are geographically grouped into 3 island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
  • Terrain: Coastline: approximately 36,289 km (about 7107 islands, of which 880 are inhabited).
  • Climatic conditions: Equatorial climate, hot and humid. Average temperature: 26 °C in January, 28 °C in August. Rainy season (monsoons) from June to November. Dry season from December to May. Danger of typhoons from July to November. Annual rainfall varies, depending on the region, from 965 mm on the southern tip of the island of Mindanao to 5,000 mm in the area of the mountainous eastern coast of the islands of Luzon, Samar, and the northern tip of Mindanao. There are between 100 and 150 perceptible earthquakes per year in the Philippines.
  • Currency: Philippine peso (1 peso = 100 centavos), 1 USD = 60 pesos (2022). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks or at exchange bureaux located in shopping complexes and on the streets of large cities (the most popular foreign currency is the USD, EURO exchanges are done by far fewer exchange bureaux).
  • Natural resources: Arable land, forests, mineral wealth. Arable land accounts for more than 30% of the total area (i.e. 92,000 km2), forests for about 25% (i.e. 72,000 km2). Thermal springs and mountain rivers are important and potential sources of energy. Mineral resources include: copper, cobalt, nickel, gold, silver, chromite, gypsum, natural gas, oil, salt, sulphur. Also in smaller quantities: lead, mercury, molybdenum, zinc, bauxite.
  • State religion: Catholicism – 81.4%, Protestantism – 10.8%, Islam – 5.5%, traditional tribal religions – 1.5%, no religion – 0.1%, Buddhism – 0.09%.


Beef market (production):

From 2012 to 2022, beef production in the Philippines reached values between 180,000 and 205,000 tonnes per year, with production expected to reach 190,000 tonnes in 2022.

Beef production in the Philippines from 2012 to 2022 does not exceed 205,000 tonnes per year.

Beef production and market growth rate from 2012 to 2022 in the Philippines (in thousand tonnes)


Beef market (consumption):

From 2012 to 2022, beef consumption in the Philippines reached values between 328,000 and 419,000 tonnes per year, with consumption expected to reach 419,000 tonnes in 2022. The consumption growth rate (year-on-year) during the period described ranged from -5.0% (2015) to +8.4% (2021).

Beef consumption in the Philippines has been increasing from 2012 to 2022 and is more than double the domestic production.

Beef consumption and consumption growth rate from 2012 to 2022 in the Philippines (in thousand tonnes)


Beef market (exports and imports):

From 2012 to 2022, beef exports from the Philippines to other markets were basically non-existent, if they did occur the value of exports was no more than 1-2 thousand tonnes (from 2012 to 2022). Imports between 2012 and 2022 ranged in value from 131,000 tonnes (2012) to 230,000 tonnes (2022).

Beef imports to the Philippines from 2012 to 2022 show growth due to increased consumption and insufficient domestic production.

Beef imports and import growth rate from 2012 to 2022 in the Philippines (in thousand tonnes)


"Project funded by the Beef Promotion Fund"