Tokyo Egg Wholesale Prices Hit 42-year High

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Eggs in plastic cartons are displayed at a store in Tokyo on February.

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Wholesale prices of eggs in the Tokyo area in February rose from a year before to hit a 42-year high for the month, reflecting a series of outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at farms for egg-laying hens across Japan.

The average standard price of midsize eggs jumped ¥152 from a year earlier to ¥327 per kilogram, the highest level for February since 1981, when the price stood at ¥393, egg seller JA.Z-Tamago Co. said Tuesday.