SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- Egg prices continue to rise as the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) spreads throughout the country, with the price of 30 eggs approaching 7,500 won (about 43.5 yuan), South Korea's livestock and epidemic prevention department said Thursday.
on November 26 last year, a duck farmer in Jingyi, Quan Luobei Road, the first outbreak of avian influenza, after the outbreak spread throughout the country.
to date, there have been 91 poultry farmers and 2 experienced farms in China.
sub-regions, the most Gyeonggi Road, a total of 31 places, followed by the whole Luonan Road 17, the whole Luo North Road 16, Zhongqing South Road 9, Zhongqing North Road 8.
as the epidemic continues to spread, the phenomenon of egg oversupply continues, resulting in high egg prices.
as of the 10th of this month, the highest grade of 1 piece weighing 60 to 68 grams, a tot of 30 eggs retail price reached 7481 won.
price of eggs exceeded 7,000 won for the first time on January 28th, although the government took various measures to stabilize prices, but to no effect, egg prices continued to rise.
10 eggs in The Highest Grade 10 sold for more than 2,000 won on The 9th, the first time since the "egg shortage" in South Korea in 2016-17 that the price of 10 eggs exceeded 2,000 won.
government has imported 20 million eggs before the Spring Festival and plans to import another 24 million by the end of the month to ensure a stable supply.
but the proportion of imports in the overall supply is not large, and consumers would prefer to buy domestic eggs, imported eggs on the stable control of egg prices have little effect.