Business

Price of foodstuff falls on back of ample supply

The prices of foodstuff have dropped this month due to an abundant supply, many provincial officials have said. This month, the prices of many processed foods, beef and chicken have remained stable while that of pork has dropped at many localities, according to price and market management authorities under the ministries of Finance and Industry and Trade.

In Hanoi , An Giang province and Can Tho City, the price of pork has dropped by 2,000 VND–6,000 VND per kg to between 54,000 VND - 55,000 VND per kg. In Hau Giang and Tien Giang provinces, the prices of various kinds of pork have fallen 1,000 VND–3,000 VND per kg.
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