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  1. Alarm bells ringing over farmers' woes

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the cost of pork and a 38.8 per cent jump in overall meat and poultry prices. The grain price was up 6.6 per cent year on year, the National Bureau of Statistics said. Economists say food prices have been pushed up by global grain price rises and the mainland's industrial use of processed corn, a poultry feed. The meeting stressed that much work needed to be done to balance ...

  2. Food prices likely to increase in wake of snowstorms

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Recent snowstorms are expected to push up the cost of vegetables, oil and poultry on the mainland and complicate Beijing's efforts to curb inflation sparked by rising pork ... also battered, with 930,000 hectares of aquaculture farms affected in 13 provinces. 'The disaster has affected production fundamentals and output of crops, poultry and aquaculture,' ...

  3. Record food prices a big part of high living costs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for poultry in February was 156.5, about 65 per cent higher than in 1997 and 50 per cent higher than in 1998. Beef prices rose 60 per cent over the decade, while fresh vegetables and pork are nearly ... of HK$9 a catty in 2003. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association, said retail chicken prices had set a record during the Lunar New Year at HK$40 ...

  4. Challenges loom, but so do opportunities: president

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and poultry prices. The National Bureau of Statistics said the price of grain was up 6.6 per cent year on year. Economists say food prices have been pushed up by rises in global grain price and the mainland's industrial use of processed corn as a poultry feed. In the latest measure to discourage sales abroad and ensure domestic grain security, the Ministry of Commerce announced yesterday ...

  5. Demand for goods set to exceed supply

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the National Bureau of Statistics said. Grain prices rose 6.4 per cent, cooking oil 34.6 per cent, meat and poultry 49 per cent, eggs 23.6 per cent, aquatic products 6.2 per cent and fresh vegetables ...

  6. Food prices likely to have peaked

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The mainland's galloping food prices have peaked, but a drop in the short term is still out of the question, food industry sources said yesterday. Food prices surged 15.4 per cent year on year last month, with the National Bureau of Statistics saying the increase was mainly driven by a 45.2 per cent jump in the cost of meat and poultry products- especially ...

  7. Beijingers spared the worst of rising prices

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... in Beijing rose 19.7 per cent in the first half of the year, more than 8 percentage points below the national increase. The price of meat and poultry was up 14.3 per cent from this time last year, ...

  8. Pork lifts mainland food prices sharply

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the first half. Pork prices surged 59.8 per cent year on year last month, while prices for eggs rose 37.9 per cent, poultry and meat 35.7 per cent and edible oil 27.6 per cent. The Ministry ... trillion yuan, the bureau said. Hard to swallow Changes (%) in Consumer Price Index for June Grain up 6.1 Meat and poultry up 35.7 Pork up 59.8 Eggs up 37.9 Fresh vegetables up 4.8 Fresh fruit down ...

  9. Food prices hit record high, with no relief in sight

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Food is more expensive than ever in Hong Kong, with average prices last year surpassing 1998's record levels by 14.5 per cent, according to the government's consumer price index. Beef led the charge, with prices soaring 77.8 per cent in 12 years. Canned meat was up 68.7 per cent, and poultry prices increased 59.5 per cent. Of 26 major items whose prices ...

  10. Danger growing that slump in food prices will reverse

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the previous year. And it was not just rice and wheat. The prices of pork, poultry, dairy products, soyabeans and sugar were all up steeply. As a result, annual food price inflation on the mainland hit ...




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