Marriage season causes high poultry prices
In the wake of the ongoing marriage season in Karachi, Pakistan, demand
for poultry products has surged considerably, causing prices to soar.
Prices have increased in both wholesale and retails markets
of Karachi, ranging from Rs 10-15 (€0.12-1.18) per kg due to an increase in demand and
The price of retail meat is usually Rs 130-135 (€1.58-1.65) per kg,
however, has peaked to Rs 150 per kg. At a wholesale level, meat is being sold
at at Rs 142 to Rs 145 (€1.77) per kg as compared to previous price of Rs
130 (€1.58) per kg. The retail price of live broilers has climbed to Rs 88
(€1.1) per kg from previous price of Rs 80 (€0.98) per kg.
Pakistan Poultry Association attributed the steep rise in price of the
commodity due to upsurge in its demand during the last fortnight.
However, high prices have resulted in less domestic consumption of the
poultry meat as it had negative impact on the buying capacity of a common
Current prices should remain for the next one and half months and should begin to
decrease as the hatching and production process normalises - the current spell
of heat has had a negative impact on the process.
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