Due to the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI), the price of a single egg exceeded 6,000 won. According to the Korea Agriculture and Fisheries Food Distribution Corporation (aT) on the 11th, the retail price of an egg was 6082 won as of the 8th. There are concerns that the price of chicken and eggs, which affects the price of meals, could rise further without the AI spreading down. On this day, citizens are looking at eggs at a supermarket in downtown Seoul. / Reporter Moon Ho-nam munonam@
[세종=아시아경제 김현정 기자] Amid the rapid increase in confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in Korea, prices of poultry products such as eggs and duck meat are rising. If this situation continues, the price of eggs that do not have frozen inventory, unlike broilers, may rise further in the short term.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the 14th, the number of highly pathogenic AI confirmed cases in domestic poultry farms as of 9 am on the same day since October 1 last year increased by 5 cases (Muan, Anseong, Mungyeong, Jeongeup, Pocheon) to 56 cases. Currently, additional tests are being conducted in Cheonan, Hongseong, Eumseong and Anseong, where suspicious cases have been confirmed. The number of confirmed cases in Korea reached 130 cases when ornamental (2 cases) and wild birds (72 cases) were added at the same time.
Until this day, the government has carried out a total of 58 times at poultry farms across the country, laying hens (103, 7252,000), broilers (64, 4738,000), meat ducks (73, 1.57,000), and breeders (13). , 552,000), free-range chickens (17, 402,000), quails, ornamental birds, etc. (13, 1,740,000), bell ducks (14, 103,000), etc. 6,000 were killed.
As the scale of laying hens has increased, the rise in egg prices is not very serious. The price of the origin of eggs (special eggs, based on 10) rose 28.6% from the same period last year to 1497 won as of 16:00 on the 13th, and consumer prices rose 18.8% over the same period to 2097 won.
The price of duck meat is also on the rise, with the consumer price of duck per kg of 14,674 won, a 31.9% increase from last year. Consumer prices for broilers were 5,683 won per kilogram, up 11.5% from a year ago.
Reporter Kim Hyun-jung email@example.com
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