Hot weather attributed to rising egg prices

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BANGKOK, 26 May 2013 The Commerce Ministry has cited the hot weather condition as the reason for high egg prices, saying chickens do not produce the same amount of eggs in summer, causing a drop in egg supply. 

Commerce Deputy Minister Nattawut Saikua said prices of eggs have been high due to less supply that is caused by the weather condition as chickens do not lay the same number of eggs like they do in a cooler weather. However, he said the ministry would speedily draw up measures to help both producers and consumers.

The deputy minister also expects the weather to cool down during June-July. By then, he added, there will be more egg supplies and prices will be driven down.