Poultry prices sharply drop
  • | | February 14, 2020 09:11 AM
Poultry prices have sharply decreased after the Tet holiday, which has been mainly affected by the coronavirus outbreak and the avian flu A/H5N6.

Nguyen Thi Tuyet, a food trader at Dong Xa Market in Hanoi, said that broiler chicken prices have fallen to just VND55,000-80,000 (USD2.60-USD3.47) per kilo, down VND10,000-15,000 against 2-3 months ago.


Chicken prices have sharply dropped

Nguyen Van Tuan, a trader from Hanoi’s Me Linh District, said that duck prices had considerably decreased to VND19,000 per kilo, so he sells more duck meat due to higher pork prices.

Duong Anh Linh from Nghe An Province’s Vinh City, said that her family had eaten more chicken and duck, instead of pork which has higher prices.

Dong Nai Province’s Livestock Association reported that poultry prices in the province have seen a remarkable fall.

According to many poultry firms, the coronavirus outbreak had hit restaurant business activities. Meanwhile, the avian flu A/H5N6 has killed tens of thousands of chickens and ducks in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecasted that the flu epidemic would strike more localities due to the weather and low vaccination rate.

Currently, Vietnam is home to around 467 million poultry.

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