According to Yonhap, South Korea’s Planning Ministry of Finance said on the 19th that the plan to import an additional 24 million eggs is progressing smoothly, and the Ministry of Finance will support the rapid customs clearance and transportation of eggs.
It is reported that due to the continuous spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic in South Korea, the supply of eggs continues to exceed the demand, and the price of eggs remains high.
As of the 10th of this month, the retail price of 30 eggs for a toad reached 7,481 won (7$) based on the highest grade of 60-68 grams. Egg prices exceeded 7,000 won for the first time on January 28.
Although the government has taken various measures to stabilize prices, they have not received obvious results, and egg prices continue to rise.
The South Korean government has imported 20 million eggs before the Spring Festival and plans to import another 24 million eggs by the end of this month to ensure a stable supply of eggs.