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100 for Rs 500: Egg prices up 25% in 1 month, chicken down by 30%

Supply deficit in eggs likely to continue for few more months, prices to remain firm till Feb or March

Dilip Kumar Jha  |  Mumbai 

In an unusual occurence, egg prices surged 25 per cent over the past one month but that of broiler chicken was 30 per cent down since October. Data compiled by online agency Poultry Bazaar showed the average egg price in the benchmark Hyderabad wholesale market at Rs 4.54 apiece, from Rs 3.79 in October. In Pune, it was Rs 4.98, up from Rs 4.15.

Retail prices were around Rs 6 each, an all-time high. In contrast, broiler chicken sold at Rs 101 a kg (average) in the wholesale Punjab markets on Friday, compared to Rs 132 a kg last month. In the Pune and Nashik markets, it was quoted at ...

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First Published: Mon, November 20 2017. 11:36 IST
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