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Trinidad & Tobago: Chicken prices increase

THE price of chicken has increased, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), by almost 19 cents.

With the reopening of the food sector, one establishment, KFC, already changed its pricing structure on some of its meals such as the Big Deal and Boss Meal which increased by $2.05.

The MTI’s website posted that for the month of June the average price per pound of chicken was $7.33 while for May, it was $7.14. The average price per pound referred to is the “live” price which is the price before the chicken was killed, plucked and gutted.

It said, “As part of its mandate to ensure fair pricing in the marketplace, the Consumer Affairs Division has been collecting live poultry prices from a sample of poultry depots throughout Trinidad. The prices reflected prices collected June 25 to 27.”

There were no updates for July.

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