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Beef prices

The increased demand for live cattle from Vietnam and China as well as growing demand in urban areas has put a strong pressure on beef prices in Cambodia in recent years.

Figure 5: Meat retail prices in Cambodia (2010 constant prices)

Source: adapted from MAFF (2014)

Figure 5 shows retail meat prices in Cambodia in the period 2007-2013. Beef prices6 increased sharply compared with those of the most highly consumed pork. Between 2007 and 2014, beef prices increased at an average of 9.7% per year, while pork and chicken prices remained stable. The beef price increases conforms to regional and international trends, which suggest an integrated cross-border beef market.

6 The data was based on figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 2014.

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