China has faced a chicken shortage since 2016 and the scarcity could get worse this year, driving up the price of chicken meat in the months ahead, according to Gao Xiang, an analyst with Sublime China Information SCI. Photo: Handout

China chicken prices jump on supply shortage as consumers swap poultry for pricey pork

  • China is suffering from a shortage of chickens even as African swine fever kills off the pig supply, causing pork prices to soar
  • Chicken imports from the US and France have been banned in China since 2016 because of a bird flu outbreak
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China has faced a chicken shortage since 2016 and the scarcity could get worse this year, driving up the price of chicken meat in the months ahead, according to Gao Xiang, an analyst with Sublime China Information SCI. Photo: Handout
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