The prices of poultry items have increased by 30 percent in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi during the last one week, which creates huge volatility in the market. According to the market survey conducted by APP here Monday, during last week in the twin cities, a 40 percent increase was witnessed in the price of chicken in the last couple of months, while as same as 30 percent increase in the price of poultry eggs.
According to the survey, the price of live chicken in the twin cities was between Rs 415 and 420 per kg from the last three days of this month of February. Similarly, chicken meat is sold at Rs 690 to 700 per kg in the market of both cities. During this time, it was also found that poultry eggs used to be sold at Rs. 282 to Rs. 290 per dozen in the market of both cities. Meanwhile, talking to APP, Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA), Chaudhry Ashraf said the increase in the current prices of poultry is due to demand and supply issues. He said that the increase in poultry business inputs and cost of doing business was seen across the country due to which the market was in crisis.
He said that many people related to the chicken business in the country were affected by the current crisis and especially small businesses and poultry farms were closed.