Egg Price Fall to 6 AFN Per Unit: MoAIL

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (Moal) says the price of egg came down from 12 AFN to 6 AFN per unit on Thursday.

The decrease in egg price happened after officials decided to import quality eggs via three ports to the country.

Wholesale prices of egg in the country have plunged by 15-30 per cent since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, or Covid-19 in the country.

Afghans are stockpiling eggs during the coronavirus crisis as they cook more meals at home. That’s leading to supply shortages and a spike in prices.

As businessmen and hoarders knew that eggs would be imported and would lose control of the prices, they supplied eggs in the markets, which caused prices to decline, said Akbar Rustami, a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.

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