Latest News about pork prices
A producer of the traditional Tet Chung cake has attracted lots of customers after using salmon to replace pork.
Prices of pork hit a record high with some supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City selling pork ribs at VND280,000 per kilogram and the price of pigs reaching VND90,000 per kilogram.
With a population of nearly 100 million, Viet Nam is one of the world's top pork consumers and second in Asia, only after China.
Local pig farmers desperately wanted to recover their pig herds amid the pig undersupply and price upsurge on the local market, but existing conditions are not favorable for the effort.
The sharp rise in pork prices has driven up the costs of related food in restaurants and markets.
This years inflation is controllable at 3.3-3.9 per cent, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said while chairing a meeting early this week regarding the recent surge in pork prices, an essential foodstuff.