Duck Prices Have Gone Up Three Times Since Last Year 鴨肉不足進價漲3波 部分業者調漲售價

Not only is there an egg shortage, there is a duck shortage with retail prices having risen up to 20 percent. Duck eatery owners say they have no choice but to raise prices or take items off their menus.


Owner, Angelica Duck Eatery: “There's a duck meat shortage. After I'm done with what I have, I probably won't be able to get more for a while.”

The owner of one angelica duck eatery says she can no longer serve her signature dish because of the duck shortage and she has had to remove several dishes from her menu. She also says she is losing money because the price of duck has gone up so much. 

Owner, Angelica Duck Eatery: “Last year, duck prices were NT$85-90 per kilogram. This month, they're at NT$145-150. We're not making any money. All I can do is shut down.”

A roast duck eatery, meanwhile, has raised its price for a whole roast duck from NT$650 to NT$700. The owner says duck prices went up three times last year and the price hike is a reflection of cost.

Owner, Roast Duck Eatery: “Duck prices have gone up three times already, with a hike of NT$20 each time.”

According to the Council of Agriculture, wholesale prices of Muscovy duck and hybrid Muscovy duck have risen from, respectively, NT$56 to NT$60 per catty and NT$48.8 to NT$50.8 per catty since mid-November.

Liu Ming-cher, Spokesperson, Charoen Pokphand: “The duck meat market was always a closed market. (Price) fluctuations occur all the time. We only have a few thousand (ducks) every day. It doesn't affect us at all. ”

Chiang Chuan-wen, Livestock Production Section Chief, Council of Agriculture: “The duckling breeding rate is low, so the supply is low. Monthly production is around 28 million ducks. We expect supply to normalize within two months.”

Apart from supply issues, feed costs have also gone up. As long as feed costs stay high, domestic duck prices will continue fluctuating in the short term.

 

 

當歸鴨專賣店老闆娘說:「這個鴨肉現在很缺,可能這一次的鴨肉我切完了之後,明天或後天我可能就叫不到貨。」

當歸鴨專賣店老闆娘抱怨,鴨肉貨源不足,只夠做鴨肉飯或當歸鴨麵線。店內菜單「整隻鴨」、「鴨肉盤」售價塗黑停售,因為鴨肉不夠,而且根本無利潤可言。老闆娘拿著進貨單抱怨,鴨肉進價成本高得嚇人,生意好難做。

老闆娘提到:「去年鴨子的價格,在每公斤85元至90元,今年2月漲到每公斤150至145元,這樣根本都是賺不到錢,就是當歸鴨不賣鴨肉只能關門。」

烤鴨專賣店也調漲烤鴨售價,整隻烤鴨從650元,漲到700元,漲幅近8%。烤鴨店老闆娘強調,去年鴨肉進貨,一共漲了3波,售價調漲,完全是反應成本。

烤鴨專賣店老闆娘說:「鴨子已經漲了3波了啊,一波差不多漲了20塊。」

根據農委會所公布,鴨肉產地批發價格,正番鴨去年11月中旬,每台斤56元,目前每台斤為60元,土番鴨去年11月中旬批發價,每台斤48.8元,最新價格,每台斤漲至50.8元。

卜蜂發言人劉明哲說:「鴨本來就是一個封閉市場,(價格)波動情況很容易受影響,我們1天就是了不起幾千隻而已,那個對我們不會有任何的影響。」

農委會家畜生產科科長江文全表示:「(仔鴨)整個育成率低,供應比較少,每個月應該會2800萬隻鴨子,大概在2個月內應該就可以完全恢復供需。」

鴨肉價格上漲,除了供需問題,其實也與飼料價格有關,只要飼料價格壓力未解,短期內鴨肉售價仍有波動。

 

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