Chicken prices up by 22% following price cap lift

Packaged chicken at a retail store
Shoppers walk by a fridge stacked with packaged chicken at a retail store in Amman. (Photo: Saher Qaddarah/Jordan News)
AMMAN — As soon as a government decision lifting the price cap on chicken went into effect, chicken prices went up by 22 percent, Al Ghad reported, with some companies selling their products for JD2.5 per kilogram.اضافة اعلان

The previously set cap was at JD2 per kg.

Meanwhile, the price of live chicken, which was set at JD1.65 per kg under the cap, reached JD1.8 on Tuesday.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supply Maha Ali on Monday decided to lift the price cap on fresh and live chicken, leaving prices to be subject to the market’s supply and demand dynamics, under the ministry’s monitoring.

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