Chicken Egg Prices Skyrocket, Highest This Year


The price of chicken egg continues to rise. In the last week of August, the price of chicken egg touched the highest level in the past year. The price of broiler eggs is priced at IDR 31,500 per kg today, Monday (29/8/2022).

Data from the National Strategic Food Price Information Center (PIHPSN) shows that most basic food prices have fallen quite sharply towards the end of August. Exceptions occur in purebred chicken eggs that continue to crawl up. Egg prices are up 2.6% in the week and up 7.1% in the month.

The price of eggs today is also the highest throughout 2022. From January 2022 to August 23, 2022, the price of eggs has never touched the level of Rp. 31,000 per kg.

The price of the most expensive purebred chicken eggs in Maluku Province is Rp. 40,000/kg, followed by Papua Province (Rp. 39,550 per kg) and West Papua (Rp. 35,750 per kg). Meanwhile, the cheapest price is in Jambi Province (Rp 26,550 per kg).

Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Breeders Association (PPRN) Alvino Antonio stated that egg prices began to rise on August 10, 2022. The price increase was caused by the demand for eggs for social assistance packages (Bansos).

As is known, there are still two social assistance funds that will be disbursed until the end of August, namely the Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) and the Phase 3 Family Hope Program (PKH).

“Eggs have gone up high since August 10, 2022, the issue is because there is social assistance. But now at the breeder level, it has gone down since Friday last week,” said Alvino, quoted.

He added that the current price of eggs is above normal. The price of eggs in cages is usually around IDR 22,000-24,000 per kg while at the consumer level it is usually in the range of IDR 25,000-26,000 per kg.

Apart from chicken eggs, almost all necessities have fallen in the past week. Bulk cooking oil prices fell 1.3% in a week and 7.2% in a month to Rp 14,350 per kg today. This price is close to the highest retail price set by the government, which is Rp. 14,000 per liter.

The price of red cayenne pepper, which had touched Rp. 100,000 per kg in mid-July, has now fallen considerably. Today, the price of red cayenne pepper is priced at IDR 56,100 per kg, down 23.2% in a month and 12.5% ​​a week.

Meanwhile, the price of shallots has decreased to 36,000 per kg today. Onion prices fell 10.5% a week and 34.3% a month. The price of shallots was above Rp 60,000 per kg from early July to early August 2022.

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said egg prices would fall in the next two weeks. It is known that currently, the price of eggs on the market is more than Rp. 30,000 per kilogram.

“In the next two weeks, God willing, it will go down,” said Jokowi at Cicaheum Market, Bandung, West Java, as quoted from the Presidential Secretariat YouTube, Sunday (28/8).

Jokowi said the increase in egg prices was partly due to the increase in animal feed prices.

“Because it is indeed animal feed that has increased, the second one is a normal fluctuation,” he said.