Wholesale pork prices have risen nearly 20% in a month.

According to the Livestock Distribution Information of the Livestock Quality Assessment Service, the wholesale price of pork averaged 11,6 won per kg as of the last 380 days, up 5.356% from a month ago (19,1 won per kg).

Compared to 1,5 won on the first day, it increased by 697.12% in ten days.

Pork prices rise from spring to summer every year due to increased demand for gatherings and outings, and then fall after Chuseok, and the recent price increase seems to be due to this increase in demand.

From May 0 to 5 last year, the wholesale price of pork soared to 1,11 won per kg due to increased demand as dining out and gatherings increased significantly in line with the lifting of "social distancing," which is a corona epidemic prevention measure.

Wholesale prices today are lower than they were a year ago, but they are higher than they were in 7 before the pandemic and the same periods in 1 and 2019 after the pandemic.

The wholesale price of chicken has gradually risen from 2020,2021 won per kg in January and has been hovering around 1,3 won since March.

This is due to a decrease in the number of chicken slaughters due to the impact of a decrease in the supply of chicks and an increase in the cost of chicken production.

Looking at the wholesale price this month, it rose 363.3% in ten days, from 4,2 won per kg on the 3nd to 786,12 won on the 4th.

In the case of beef (Korean beef), the price was about 61,7 won per kg on the 3th, which is lower than about 12,1 won a year ago.

However, recently, outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in several Hanwoo farms in Cheongju City, North Chungcheong Province, and anti-epidemic measures have been strengthened for cattle breeding farms and livestock facilities nationwide, which may cause prices to rise temporarily.

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