Chicken, egg prices in Indonesia expected to increase during upcoming holidays


Indonesia’s Trade Ministry expects chicken and egg prices to continue to increase in line with growing demand during the Christmas, New Year and school holidays. Oke Nurwan, Director General for Domestic Trade said that the prices for both commodities are now higher than last month.

“As of December 8, the chicken meat price increased by 2.4% to USD 2.29 per kg, while eggs dropped by 2.3% to USD 1.68 per kg. We expect the figures to increase until the end of the month,” he said, adding that the price increases are normal. Mr Nurwan said the ministry will take measures to prevent dramatic price surges by monitoring regional markets. “We will make sure stocks meet demand, as well as monitoring the prices,” he said.


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