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News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.
on August 17, 2009

China’s poultry, egg prices decline

Chicken and egg prices are below what they were the same time last year.

The average price of Chinese live chicken weighing 1 to 1.5 kilos decreased to 16.52 Yuan (US$2.42) per kilo in late July, a drop of 0.56% compared to late June, and 3.35% compared to the same period of last year, according to the Beijing-based China Animal Agriculture Association.

The data from CAAA also shows that China's chicken meat price only reached 14.08 Yuan (US$2.06) per kilo in late July, dropping by 0.65% compared to late June and 5.45% compared to 2008.

In July, China consumed a total of 15,200 tons of eggs for 5.97 Yuan (US$0.87) per kilo, according to Beijing's Himfr.com. Although the egg sales volume in China increased by 7.7% compared to July 2008, its price of each per kilo fell by 3.6%, said the report.

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