Meat prices rise by P30/kg

There has been a P30 per kilogram increase in meat prices in Metro Manila since last week as the farm industry continues to suffer a host of difficulties, such as the looming threat of African Swine Fever (ASF). Nicanor Briones, a spokesperson of the Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP), says there have been problems with the supply of eggs and pork. Because there is a genuine shortage, the price of eggs will almost certainly continue to riseβ€”it would take one and a half years for the supply to reach a stable level.

On the other hand, the price of pork could go up somewhat due to rising demand, despite the fact that there will be no considerable rise in available supplies due to the risk of ASF. As stated in the same report, the Trabajo Market in Manila has seen a P30 increase in the price of meat items since last Friday: kasim/pigue is now P360, up from P330; liempo is now P400 to P410, up from P380; and entire chicken is now P200, up from P200. There will be no rate increases for as long as possible, according to the leader of the United Broilers Raisers Association (UBRA).