This autumn, the market reported an unusual rise in the price of chicken in all EU countries, except Slovakia, Estonia and Portugal. While in the autumn of 2020 the price of the producer of whole chickens in the Union is a low price of 300 euros per 100 kilograms (the highest price is 290 euros, the average for the EU – 205 euros per 100 kg),
The reason is undoubtedly in the solid rise in prices of fuels and feed.
According to the data for September this year, the average price of the whole chicken compared to the year before on the Bulgarian market rises by 11.5% (139.02 euros per 100 kg in September 2020), and in Europe – by 5, 9% (185.65 euros / 100 kg in 2020), writes sinor.bg.
The average monthly price of whole chickens in Bulgaria provided by white slaughterhouses for meat in September 2021 was 154.94 euros / 100 kg or 3.03 levs per kilogram. Compared to August this year, there is a slight decrease – by 2.8%. But, compared to last September, prices are much higher.
As always, the prices on the Bulgarian market are well below those in the EU. The biggest difference with Germany, where whole chickens are twice as expensive than in our country. German consumers pay 310.80 euros / 100 kg, or 58% above the EU-27 average.
Prices are high in Finland – 309.66 euros / 100 kg, Austria – 291.71 euros / 100 kg, Sweden – 281.12 euros / 100 kg, Italy – 251.17 euros / 100 kg, Denmark – 248.26 euros / 100 kg, Slovenia – 241.18 euros / 100 kg. The value of the targets of chickens in these EU countries is between 57.5% and 22.6% above the level of the average European and between 99.8% and 55.6% above the Bulgarian price.
Again, as in previous years, the lowest prices are for whole chickens in Poland – 121.81 euros / 100 kg, Slovakia -130.94 euros / 100 kg, Spain – 147.46 euros / 100 kg – between 38% and 25% of the EU27 average, according to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.