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Retail Price

Calls to break monopoly of wholesale beef supplier Ng Fung Hong

The wholesale price of beef has risen 40 per cent from July to December.

Meat retailers have called on the government to break Ng Fung Hong's monopoly of wholesale beef, as they expect a quarter of the 500 players in the business to go bust after the Lunar New Year as a result of rising prices.

Tuesday, 1 January, 2013, 4:20am

Mainland cuts petrol and diesel prices on cheaper crude

After price increases in August and September, mainland motorists will now pay 3.1 per cent less for their petrol. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing yesterday cut petrol and diesel prices for the first time since July, threatening to reduce processing margins for refiners in the world's second-biggest oil-consuming nation.

The maximum at which petrol can be sold to motorists falls by 310 yuan (HK$385) a tonne and diesel by 300 yuan, the National Development and Reform Commission said on its website.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Price of live pigs goes down, but shoppers pay more for pork

The wholesale price of pigs has gone down but shoppers are still paying more at the market.

The savings are not passed on to consumers because retailers are paying more for transport, salaries and rent, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok told lawmakers yesterday.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Weather blamed for fresh-meat shortage

No fresh beef will be available for sale in Hong Kong today, and the retail price of pork jumped more than 10 per cent yesterday.

The major livestock importer said bad weather had disrupted the supply of live cattle and pigs.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Wholesale pork prices on the rise

The wholesale price of live pigs has risen slightly due to a shortage in the supply from the mainland, but there are no plans to increase the retail price.

The supply of live pigs has dwindled to a trickle. There were none for sale in two abattoirs in the New Territories yesterday morning.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Pork vendors afraid to raise prices

Pork vendors are hesitating to increase prices despite an 8 per cent rise in wholesale prices by importers.

The wholesale price for fresh pork from mainland farms has recently increased from around $850 for 100 catties to $920.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Pair held in drug swoop

A man, 51, and his wife, 41, were arrested following the seizure of 200 'ice' tablets and tranquillisers with a retail price of $66,000 at a village house in Kak Tin Tsuen, Tai Wai. A machine suspected to have been used for manufacturing tablets was seized.

12 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Man held in drugs swoop

AN unemployed 25-year-old man was arrested in Kwun Tong yesterday when Customs officers seized one kilogram of heroin with a retail price of $340,000.

Officers believed the drug had been distributed in East Kowloon for the past month.

1 Sep 1995 - 12:00am