Chicken prices could increase in Singapore, fuelled by rising feed costs in Malaysia

Suppliers said that prices of fresh chicken are expected to increase by about 10 per cent.
Suppliers said that prices of fresh chicken are expected to increase by about 10 per cent.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - The Republic's favourite chicken rice dish may be more expensive in the coming weeks, on the back of chicken production costs hitting record highs in Malaysia.

Suppliers said that prices of fresh chicken are expected to increase by about 10 per cent, with the cost of a live chicken from Malaysia surging to between RM7 and RM8 per kilogram (S$2.25 and S$2.60), about 30 per cent higher than what it was a few weeks ago.

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