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  1. Tight supply pushes price of pork to record highs

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Pork prices, an important indicator of inflation on the mainland, have risen to record highs after low prices last year prompted pig farmers to exit the business. Data from soozhu.com, a leading pork industry consulting website that monitors prices from 3,000 sources around the country, shows that the average price of pigs sold for slaughter reached ...

  2. Public warned not to eat Irish pork products

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Food Safety warned the public not to eat any pork or bacon products made in the Irish Republic, which has ordered the recall of the products after toxic dioxins were detected in samples of animal feed and pork fat. The authorities said all pork and bacon products produced since September were affected. A centre spokesman said it had asked traders ...

  3. Price of pork predicted to rise

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guo Aibing Pork prices are set to soar on the mainland this summer due to a shortfall in stock and high feed prices, an industry analyst said. Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenyang have seen double-digit increases in pork prices since April, with retail prices rising more than 20 per cent in some centres, mainland media reported. The Ministry of Agriculture had said ...

  4. A third of people believe pork market is run by a cartel

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About a third of people questioned in a survey believe the local fresh pork market is under the influence of a cartel. More than 25 per cent believe further opening up the market could help stabilise prices. A total of 669 people were polled by the Democratic Party by telephone between January 31 and February 5 on the recent pork shortages and price rises. The poll ...

  5. Mainland pork prices hit HK shoppers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong shoppers were paying more for their pork yesterday after supplier Ng Fung Hong raised the wholesale price of pigs 8 per cent to HK$1,300 per 100 catties due to surging mainland prices. The main supplier of live mainland pigs said the increase took effect immediately due to rising pork prices across the border that showed no sign of slowing. 'In ...

  6. Pork traders move to stabilise supplies

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The city's three live pig suppliers- Ng Fung Hong, Guangnan Hong and the Agriculture Special Zone Development Association- agreed yesterday to stabilise pork supplies. They agreed to supply about 4,000 to 4,500 pigs per day from next month, with a review in about six months. Rising mainland commodity prices and tight supply have caused record prices. Association ...

  7. Rising mainland pork prices push up HK's June inflation

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The rising price of mainland pork pushed year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong to 1.3 per cent last month, and is expected to continue affecting consumer prices in the short term. 'The slight creep up was mainly due to the price hikes in pork as a result of the supply shortage,' a government spokesman said. 'Rising food prices and its volatility will continue ...

  8. Pork buyers will reap benefits of freer market

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The end of a monopoly takes a bit of adjusting to. The current turmoil in the city's fresh pork market is a case in point. Ultimately, however, consumers are the winners. This may ... by blue-ear disease and rising feed prices, as grain is diverted to meet demand for biofuels. The wholesale price of pork reached record highs in Guangzhou last week, and analysts predict they will go ...

  9. Inflation edges higher amid rising cost of pork and rent

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Surging prices for mainland pork and rising rents helped push the consumer price index up by 1.5 per cent last month. A 25 per cent leap in the price of pork- along ... to higher food prices. 'In particular, the faster year-on-year increase in the price of pork, from 13.2 per cent in June to 25 per cent in July, contributed to an increase of 0.12 percentage ...

  10. Mainland inflation stems from pork supply shortfall

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... component in the consumer basket- meat and poultry- has pushed consumer prices up so sharply, and specifically only pork prices, which were up 86.5 per cent over the same month last year. All other ... per cent but this is probably not enough to explain the huge leap in pork prices. In trawling yesterday through the agricultural figures published by mainland sources, I came across one ...




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