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Pork Prices See Renewed Rise

by 5m Editor
3 June 2008, at 1:42pm

SOUTH KOREA - Pork prices are being driven up because of the existing beef debate.

Over the past four months pork prices at local retailers E-Mart, Homeplus and Lotte Mart have increased anywhere from 25 to 35 percent, according to Digital Chosunilbo.

E-Mart says pork bellies used in the popular dish samgyeopsal rose nearly W1,000 (US$1=W1,023) to W2,050 per 100 grams.

Buyers expect prices to remain high as demand for pork, in particular samgyeopsal, is highest in the summer.

View the Digital Chosunilbo story by clicking here.

5m Editor