Suan Dusit Poll: Govt urged to solve costly egg prices


BANGKOK, 27 April 2011  – Thai people want the government to urgently solve the problem of expensive eggs and hoarding, according to a recent survey by Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University. 

The survey was conducted with 1,251 respondents from 24 to 26 April 2011 regarding the prevailing high egg price and solutions to the problem. 34.26% of the respondents admitted that people in general are affected by the problem since eggs are staples of Thai households.

17.61% of the respondents asked the government to urgently put an end to the expensive egg problem and inspect if anyone is hoarding eggs or not.

Despite the rising prices, 52.99% of the respondents said they still buy the same amount of eggs since it is their main food and is used in various kinds of dishes while 54.62% of the respondents affirmed said they will not cut egg consumption since they love all egg menus.

However, 45.38% of the respondents replied that they will eat fewer eggs in order to save costs in their households as there are many members in their families.

As for solutions to expensive eggs, 49.72% cut egg consumption, 20.14% turn to alternative foods while 13.19% reduced production costs such as those for chicken vaccines and feed. 12.78% called for cheaper eggs provided by the government’s Blue Flag Fair while 4.17% wanted to limit the amount of egg exports.