Zambia Reports Rise in Egg Prices

by 5m Editor
18 July 2014, at 6:42am

ZAMBIA - The wholesale price of eggs has risen by five per cent, with further?increases expected by market players as temperatures continue to fall.

Times of Zambia reports that a tray of eggs, which was recently selling at K18, has risen to about? K20 with producers attributing the rise to low production due to? falling temperatures and an increase in production costs.

The production of eggs is only expected to increase around September ?with the onset of the hot season as coldness also increases input ?costs since farmers have to invest more in electricity or other?sources of energy, with a ripple effect on the prices.