YEREVAN, October 8. / ARKA /. The latest rise in the price of eggs in Armenia results from an increase in global prices of poultry feed and the reduced number of laying hens, Sergey Stepanian, head of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Armenia, told a news conference today.
“During this year, the price of eggs went up by about 5 percent in February and then in the second half of August by 8-10 %. In both cases it was forced by an increase in the price of feed, particularly, corn and soybeans by 82 % to 62 % respectively," said Stepanian .
He said the latest rise in price is also due to the reduction in the number of laying hens. In order to solve this problem , according to Stepanian, about 180,000 hens were brought in to the country.
According to the National Statistical Service, the price of eggs in September 2013 went up by 38.6 % from September 2012. According to the statistics, the price of ten eggs in Yerevan in August was about 720 drams ($1.7) against 543 drams ($1.3) in August 2012 . -0-