Affected by the reduction in the supply of eggs due to the expansion of the bird flu epidemic, the wholesale price of eggs in Japan has dropped to 305 yen (about NT$70) per kilogram.
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[Central News Agency] Affected by the reduction in the supply of eggs due to the expansion of the bird flu epidemic, the wholesale price of eggs per kilogram in Japan has reached 305 yen (approximately NT$70), a record high since statistics began to be published in 1993.
The lack of eggs has also forced supermarkets to stop selling some products.
Japanese TV station (Nippon TV) reported that prices in Japan have risen, even eggs, which are regarded as "high-quality students in prices", have risen more than ever.
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The large egg sales company "JA Quannong Egg" stated that the price per kilogram of M-sized eggs in the Tokyo area, which is the standard for egg wholesale prices, reached 305 yen today, rewriting the record of 300 yen set on December 20, 2022, which began in 1993 Highest price since publication of statistics.
Japan has a high demand for eggs in December, and prices have tended to rise in previous years. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently pointed out that egg prices usually stabilize in January of the following year.
However, due to the expansion of the bird flu epidemic in various parts of Japan and the continuous culling of chickens, the supply of eggs was once reduced, which became one of the main factors for the rise in egg prices.
JA Quannong Eggs said that the current situation is that the supply of eggs may be temporarily insufficient, and it is hoped that the bird flu epidemic will subside in the future.
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that affected by the shortage of eggs, Japan’s leading convenience store 7-11 announced today that it will stop selling about 15 products that use eggs, such as soft-boiled eggs; another 10 products have changed to reduce the use of eggs, Add other ingredients as a response.
TBS TV reported that the number of laying hens that have been culled or will be culled this season in Japan is as high as 11.41 million, accounting for about 8% of the total number of chickens raised in Japan.