Will egg prices decrease in Iran?

Business Materials 25 April 2019 11:09 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, April 25


The Head of Tehran's Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Chicken rejected the umpact of lifting ban on export of eggs on domestic prices.

“For two years, egg exports were prohibited. Given that only surplus production is exported, lifting ban on eggs' export of eggs will not affect the prices,” the head of Tehran`s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Chicken Nasser Nabipour told Trend.

The Deputy Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran Abbas Ghobadi confirmed on April 25 that the ban on exporting eggs is lifted due to the increase in the production.

At the beginning of February, the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade banned the export of eggs, one-day-old chicken, silkworm cocoon, raw silk, silk waste, silk yarn, raw wool and woolen yarn.

“Currently, the government has decided to ration the soybean meal. If previously we were buying the soybean meal at the price of $0.5 per kilo, we have to pay from $1.16 to $1.3 now,” said Nasser Nabipour. “Although the feed is available in stock, the producers do not receive supplies.”

in his words, while the price of stover has grown by 250 percent over the past three years, the price of eggs is the same as it was in 2015. He expressed hope that despite the spread of bird flu and the loss of 18 chickens in a village, other countries will be willing to import eggs from Iran.