Chicken Prices Continue Rising Around the Country


According to industry data, the price of chicken in South Korea has surged in the past few months largely due to a supply shortage stemming from the massive culling of chickens in the wake of the avian influenza spreading.

The price of chicken stood at 888 won (US$0.8) per kilogram on Dec. 22 when the bird flu was spreading at a faster pace but surged to 2,200 won per kg last Tuesday.

In line with rising chicken prices, the country’s major retailers, such as E-Mart and Homeplus, raised their retail prices by between 5 and 8 percent last week.



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