Fresh food supply from Mainland stable and sufficient: govt
A Government spokesman announced today (May 13) that the supply of fresh food from the Mainland yesterday (May 12) was sufficient and stable.
According to the latest information, the quantity of vegetables supplied from the Mainland to Hong Kong yesterday (as of midnight) by land and water transportation was over 2,300 tonnes, comparable to the average daily supply from the Mainland on a normal day. The volume of vegetables supplied from the Mainland to Hong Kong sold through the wholesale markets of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) and the Vegetable Marketing Organization was about 758 tonnes. The average wholesale prices of choi sum and pak choi stood at HK$5.30 and HK$4.00 per catty respectively yesterday, lower than their average daily wholesale prices last year. The supply of eggs to the wholesale market remained steady, with the average daily supply standing at about 3.4 million for the past week, comparable to the average daily supply on a normal day last year.
The total supply of chilled meat from the Mainland yesterday was over 33 tonnes. The supply of live pigs was plentiful.
The supply of chilled poultry from the Mainland was about 140,000 head yesterday, and over 11,000 live chickens were slaughtered locally. The supply was abundant.
The Government will continue to maintain close liaison with the Mainland authorities and major food suppliers to ensure a stable food supply.