Increasing pork prices in China raise worries over inflation

Data showed that the average price of pork in the week ending Sept 9 jumped 69.4 per cent from a year ago. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Pork prices in China, the world's largest consumer market, continued to climb last week, raising concerns of inflation and prompting the government to dip again into its frozen meat reserves.

Data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs showed on Wednesday that each kilogram of the staple meat cost an average of 30.69 yuan (S$6.18) in the week ending Sept 9, a jump of 69.4 per cent from a year ago.

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