Trade Minister reveals cause of instability in chicken prices at start of Ramadan

Report by reporter Reynas Abdila

medialnews, JAKARTA – Minister of Commerce Muhammad Lutfi explained the cause of the instability of the price of staple chicken meat at the start of Ramadan 1442 Hijriah.

Not only chicken, but egg prices are experiencing turmoil due to high demand.

“At the dawn of the fasting month of Ramadan, chicken meat and eggs experience very high price fluctuations. They gain four months but suffer losses of eight months in a year,” Lutfi said in a statement. press conference in Jakarta, Friday (4/16/2021). .

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According to the Minister of Commerce, the government tolerates price increases for chicken farmers, especially since they have suffered a price drop due to a surplus.

“I ask permission not to talk about chicken and eggs first because it is a problem for small farmers. It is a shame to let them make a good profit this Ramadan,” said Lutfi.

The Commerce Ministry noted that the average price of chicken meat on Thursday (4/15/2021) was IDR 37,000 per kilogram.

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The price was up 8.19% from last month, which was also up 5.41 from the previous week.

The Minister of Commerce explained that the overall prices of commodities are stable.

“This prediction is due to sufficient industrial supply,” he continued.

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