VietNamNet Bridge – Imported meat available at nearly all large supermarkets in Hanoi is surprisingly cheap, posing a threat to the domestic livestock industry.
Brazilian frozen chicken wings were sold at VND74,900 per kilo at Metro Thang Long on March 27. Two months ago, in January 2017, the supermarket sold frozen chicken imports from Brazil at VND51,000 per kilo only.
A supermarket on Trang Dang Ninh street once quoted the price of VND86,900 per kilo for Brazilian chicken wings.
Analysts, after comparing retail prices quoted by supermarkets and import prices provided by customs agencies, came to the conclusion that the price difference is not too big, between VND30,000 and VND50,000 per kilo.
Meanwhile, on online markets, Brazilian meat is offered at the price just equal to one-third of the prices of imports from the US and Australia.
An officer at a clean food distribution company in Dong An district said the selling price is VND145,000 per kilo of beef shank for a 20-kilo box from Brazil, while brisket beef is VND130,000 per kilo.
Meanwhile, a shop in Dong Da district quotes the price of VND170,000 per kilo for Brazilian beef.
The meat imports from other countries are also surprisingly cheap at Metro. Continue reading “Imported meat much cheaper than domestic products”