March 27, 2020
The price of live pigs in Thailand plunged by 5% from last week to USD 2.1 right after the Thai–Cambodia border checkpoints were closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The closure is expected to last for two weeks and that means about pig exports will halt. Thailand normally ships 6500 pigs to Cambodia daily. If the border checkpoint closure is prolonged, the price of live pigs in Thailand will fall rapidly.