Prices of Meat Products in Metro Manila to Increase by P30 Per Kilo

Prices of Meat Products to Increase by P30 Per Kilogram in Metro Manila

The prices of meat products in Metro Manila are expected to increase by as much as P30 per kilogram due to the threat of ASF.

Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP) representative Nicanor Briones reported that there are issues regarding the supply of products including eggs and pork.

“‘Pag dating sa itlog ay definitely talagang lalong tataas at talagang may kakulangan dahil sabi ko nga, bago makadagdag ng supply eh aabutin ng one and a half years,” Briones said.

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The African swine fever (ASF) prevails threat to meat products, which may lead to an increase of various meat products by as much as P30 per kilogram in Metro Manila compared to prices last week.

“‘Pag dating naman sa karneng baboy, eh ganyan pa rin ang sitwasyon medyo tataas kasi lalakas ang demand, ‘yung supply ay di pa rin naman magkakaroon ng ganon karaming dagdag dahil patuloy na mayroong ASF eh,” the official added.

The prices of kasim/pigue jumped from P330 to P360, liempo from P380 to P400-410, and whole chicken from P200 to P210 in the Trabajo Market in Manila. The pork product prices increase due to increasing demands amid the threat of ASF.

United Broilers Raisers Association (UBRA) chairman Gregorio San Diego said that the group will try to prevent the increasing rates.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) clarified that there is no shortage.

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