Ministry intervenes to halt pork price crash

The Agriculture Ministry has confirmed action to combat a drastic drop in pork prices over the past year due to illegal imports of live pigs from neighboring countries. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37888/ministry-intervenes-to-halt-pork-price-crash/

Warning on Vietnamese pork

The public has been warned not to eat pork from Vietnam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border. The Agriculture Ministry’s department of animal health and production is enforcing additional precautionary measures to ensure contaminated pork from Vietnam does not ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36702/warning-on-vietnamese-pork/

Meat imports rack up $100M tab

Cambodians spent over $100 million on imported meat last year, further widening the gap of domestic supply as local producers failed to capture the lucrative protein market, a government official said yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/meat-imports-rack-100m-tab

Almost 2,000 Thai chickens confiscated

Close to 2,000 chickens from Thailand were confiscated by Pursat provincial authorities after they were found to have been illegally brought into Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34308/almost-2-000-thai-chickens-confiscated/

Bad meat among goods seized

More than 200kg of old meatballs were seized by the government’s Camcontrol in a crackdown on goods past their use-by dates in Pailin on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Commerce. ...

San Bunsim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27546/bad-meat-among-goods-seized/

Outbreak turns consumers away from pork

Pork sales at local markets have taken a hit following the recent outbreak of blue-ear pig disease as fears have spread among consumers that the meat is not fit for human consumption, pork vendors said yesterday.First identified in Siem Reap in mid-August, Porcine Reproductive and ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/outbreak-turns-consumers-away-pork

Tax hike cuts slaughterers’ profit

Almost 50 livestock slaughterers in Preah Vihear town yesterday protested a rise in taxes and fees they must to pay on their products. Pin Raksmey, chief of the committee at Kampong Pranak market, said that the problem was out of his hands. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tax-hike-cuts-slaughterers%E2%80%99-profit

The slaughterhouse blues

It’s 1am and, as Phnom Penh sleeps, the haunting squeals of distressed animals are all that can be heard in the darkness of a field in Russey Keo district. Pigs in open-air sheds have sensed what’s coming: Hundreds of them are about to be slaughtered for ...

Shane Worrell and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/slaughterhouse-blues

Vendors: food prices rise before Khmer New Year

The price of meat will be higher during Khmer New Year, with prices rising between 2,000 riel and 3,000 riel ($0.50 and $0.75) per kilogram, according to vendors. Som Sreymom, a pork vendor at Kandal market, said the price of pork would hit as much as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041265052/Business/vendors-food-prices-rise-before-khmer-new-year.html

Cambodia's inflation rate fell to 3 per cent in 2012

Cambodia’s inflation rate fell to an annual three per cent last year, down from 4.9 per cent a year earlier, according to data from the National Bank of Cambodia released in late January. Chea Chanto, the bank’s governor, told an annual meeting in late January that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020761219/Business/cambodia-s-inflation-rate-fell-to-3-per-cent-in-2012.html

Slight fall in food price index

Global food prices fell 1 per cent or two points in the October 2012 Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Food Price Index released on October 7, 2012. The index averaged 213 points, compared to September’s revised level of 215 points. According to the FAO, the decrease ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110959664/Business/slight-fall-in-food-price-index.html

Cambodian farmers squeezed out

Cambodians like pork. The average Cambodian consumes 9.29 kilogrammes of the meat a year and local farmers have long supplemented their incomes by selling an average of two pigs a year. In 2008, Cambodian farmers supplied around 2 million pigs, more than 90% of domestic demand. ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/314912/cambodian-farmers-squeezed-out

Local Farmers Can't Compete With Cheap Pork

Cambodians like pork. The average Cambodian consumes almost 9.29 kg of the meat each year, and local farmers supplied about 2 million pigs, more than 90 percent of the domestic demand, in 2008. But the market for small-scale pig farmers has flown. Live pig prices have fallen ...

Rat meat on the menu at the Vietnamese border

Eating rat is a common phenomenon over the border in Vietnam, but increasing numbers of Cambodians in nearby villages are adopting rodent cuisine with relish. As many as three tonnes of rats are caught every day in Cambodia and exported to Vietnam to feed a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091258640/Lifestyle/rat-meat-on-the-menu-at-the-vietnam-border.html

Food Prices Remain High

Global food prices remained high in August according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index, maintaining the high level achieved last month as corn prices jumped in the US and rice prices increased in Cambodia. With 213 points in August the food ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158634/Business/food-prices-remain-high.html

Korean tourists fuel demand for dog meat in Cambodia

Riding a motorcycle with a cage, Pov Nat scours rural areas for dogs. He pays between 30,000 ($7.38) and 80,000 riel a head and sells the animals to a butcher in Siem Reap. The 21-year-old native of Kampong Cham province began buying dogs after coming to ...

http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20120826000233&cpv=0

Inflation Falls on Lower Gas, Food Prices

Consumer prices in Phnom Penh grew just 1.8 percent year-on-year in the month of June, the lowest increase in almost two years, as food and gas prices remained stable, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Planning. In its monthly inflation report, the ministry ...

Cambodia's inflation slightly up to 3.8% in June

Cambodia’s consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.1 percent to 3.8 percent in June from 3.7 percent in May this year, according to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) on Wednesday. From May to June 2012, price for food increased by 0.9 ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-07/25/c_131737766.htm

Rats Good Business for Cambodians, Food for Vietnamese

Koh Thom district, Kandal province – On a quiet stretch of road in this sleepy border town, there are some telltale signs of an unusual trade: A trail of discarded dead rats, some upturned with their paws stiff in the air, others covered with a ...

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