KPPU finds inefficiency at middleman level in live broiler trade

July 10, 2019

Following the poor price of live broilers (USD 0.5/kg) in Indonesia in June, the Business Competition Watchdog Agency (KPPU) has started to investigate the case. From its initial finding the agency said there is inefficiency at the middleman level leading to ‘unhealthy’ competition. Guntur Saragih, Commissioner of KPPU said: “In June the average retail price was at USD 2.12/kg. We presume there is something wrong at the middleman level. We will investigate this price disparity ,” he explained.