Egg prices likely to increase in December

Egg prices likely to increase in December

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — Philippine Egg Board Association President Irwin Ambal said that the price of eggs in the country is expected to increase due to the increase in demand this December, as well as the areas hit by bird flu in the country.

Ambal added that apart from the bird flu and strong demand this Christmas season, the number of people using eggs has also increased due to face-to-face classes being held again in the country.

“Una yung peak season ngayon ng consumption, kagaya ng ibang pagkain natin. Mataas ang demand. Pangalawa, tumaas din ang demand gawa ng face-to-face classes. Yung pangatlong dahilan, nagkaroon tayo ng problema, ng bird flu hindi lang sa atin, kundi worldwide, simula ngayong taon,” Ambal said.

Ambal added that many areas in Central Luzon are affected by avian influenza because of migratory birds.

“Itong nakita naming paggalaw, lalo na nitong dalawang huling linggo, nakita rin namin na may problema sa suplay sa Central Luzon. Kasi yung buyer ng Central Luzon, pumupunta na sa Batangas para mamili na sa Batangas at isuplay ito sa Central Luzon hindi lamang pang Manila, nagpupunta na rin sa Batangas,” he added.

He said the prices of eggs are now at P205 to P210 per tray from the previous P185.

“Ang nakikita naming sisipa pa ang presyo. Malakas ang pressure na tumaas pa,” Ambal stressed.

(AI/MTVN)

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