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Egg Prices Start to Return to Normal

by 5m Editor
28 July 2010, at 9:32am

THAILAND - After a spell of high prices caused by hot weather, egg prices are now dropping steadily again.

Chicken egg prices have dropped steadily in Bangkok and nearby provinces since last week, Department of Internal Trade director-general, Watcharee Wimuktayon, said today.

Bangkok Post reports that the retail price of Size 0 eggs must not exceed 3.50 baht (THB) each, while the ceiling price of Size 1 eggs was THB3.30. Retailers cannot sell Size 2 eggs over THB3.20, Mrs Watcharee said.

She said the price for mixed egg sizes at the farm gate was set at THB2.70 each.

The Internal Trade Department had asked fresh markets to make sure retailers sell their eggs at fair prices to consumers, she said.

Pork prices at the farm gate remained at THB61-62 per kilo so retailers can sell them at THB115-120 per kilo.

Egg prices had previously soared due to high seasonal temperatures which resulted in a 20 per cent drop in egg production.