Taiwan’s recent “egg shortage” wholesale price hit a new high in 20 years
January 10, 2019 11:08 Source: China News Network
Chinanews.com, January 10, according to Taiwan's "United Daily News" reported that Taiwan has recently appeared "egg shortage", the wholesale price of eggs per kilogram (1 kilogram is equal to 600 grams) rose to 45 yuan (new Taiwan dollar, the same ), set a new high in 20 years. The egg dealer said that the "frozen shortage" will be alleviated after one month at the earliest.
According to reports, an egg shop in Pingtung City pulled down the iron gate early on at 3 pm on January 9, 2019. The boss said with a smile: "There is no egg to sell, so I have to pull down the iron gate." He said that the last half of the month So, only do half a day business. He said that this "egg shortage" was mainly due to the drowning of many chickens on August 23, 2018. The live laying hens were getting older and older, and the productivity was declining. However, the young hens could not be picked up, and the yellow yolk could not be picked up.
The Kaohsiung Egg Merchants Association said that egg production was low in the past four months, and sometimes businesses could afford to buy eggs. The guild also said that in fact, it should be raised in November 2018, and it did not rise due to election factors. Now the supply and demand of eggs are out of balance, and the situation will be better when the chickens grow up and lay eggs. It takes at least 4 months to half a year to raise new chickens to be able to lay eggs.
Into the store or grocery store, the shelves of the display of eggs have been snapped up, the clerk said that these days a replenishment was robbed, many breakfast shops, catering practitioners will come to queue and other sources. An analysis of Huang’s distributors supplying the mid-eastern egg farm indicated that the high egg price is expected to last at least until the Ching Ming Festival.
For the problem of lack of eggs, Taiwan’s “Agricultural Committee” explained on January 9, 2019 that there was indeed a shortage of eggs in 2019. At present, there are about 5,000 to 6,000 cases a day, about 1 million to 1.2 million eggs, but it is still stressed. At a reasonable price, the price of eggs has not increased much compared to the past.
Wang Zhongshu, deputy director of the Animal Husbandry Department of the "Agriculture Committee", said that since August 2018, the number of eggs has been continuously reduced, and the price of the production area has been maintained at 33.5 yuan per kilogram. Due to the large number of hot pots in the winter and the increase in the demand for stocking products. On January 9, 2019, the price of eggs rose by 3 yuan. It is expected that after the new year, consumption will decline and the price of eggs will fall.