Thailand to freeze chicken prices for six months


BANGKOK (NNT) – The Ministry of Commerce has imposed a six-month price freeze on chicken products to help consumers with alternative options due to rising pork prices.

According to Wattanasak Sur-iam, director general of the Department of Internal Commerce, the department has negotiated with the breeders of chickens and laying hens to impose a maximum price on the prices of chicken and eggs for six months. The freeze will be in effect from mid-January to mid-June 2022.

Live chickens will be priced at Baht 33.50 per kilogram. Fresh chickens – including or excluding offal – will cost 60-65 baht / kg, while chicken thighs and thighs will be priced at 60-65 baht / kg and chicken breasts 65-70 baht / kg. The authorities are also currently negotiating with laying hen farmers and the Department of Livestock Development to keep the price of assorted chicken eggs at 3 baht per egg.

Officials say chicken and egg supplies can still meet consumer demand, with pork being the only problem product due to low supply and high demand. Live pigs are priced at 108 baht / kg and the Ministry of Commerce has set up stalls to sell pork at 150 baht / kg until the end of January.

Wattanasak warns that price speculators will face legal action, with fines of up to 140,000 baht or up to 7 years in prison, or both.

He added that legal action will be taken against those found hoarding pork and raising prices during the inspection of the pork supply department on January 10.

The director general also said that the ministry will launch additional campaigns, such as setting up booths across the country to sell products to people at affordable prices, cooperating with manufacturers to provide more products for the Blue Flag scheme, and helping farmers. with its food costs and increasing expenses.

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Reporter: Paul Rujopakarn

Rewriter: Paul Rujopakarn

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