May 17, 2018
Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has said that chicken meat and egg supply will be more than enough to meet increasing demand during the fasting month of Ramadhan and Ied Fitr (May-June) this year. I Ketut Diarmita, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health, said during the period, chicken meat demand is estimated to reach 535.159 tonnes while supply is 626.085 tonnes. Egg demand is estimated at around 485.831 tonnes while supply is 521.335 tonnes. “Looking at the data, we hope there will be no significant increase in prices of the two commodities,” said Mr Diarmita. The ministry estimates that chicken meat and egg production this year will touch 3.5 mt and 3 mt respectively. Meanwhile, total consumptions of the two commodities this year are estimated at 3mt and 2.8 mt.