In anticipation of Christmas and new years celebrations, a number of food commodities in a traditional market located in Semarang Central Java is experiencing a price increase. Price of chicken eggs have risen quite drastically in comparison to other essential goods.
In Bandarjo Ungaran traditional market in Semarang price of chicken eggs went up to 30 thousand rupiahs per kilogram when they used to be just around 26 thousand rupiahs per kilogram previously.
The increase of prices in eggs especially is thought to be driven by the amount of customers buying eggs to bake Christmas cakes. Other than that the decreasing supply of chicken eggs from suppliers are a major factor in driving up the market prices. A lot of sellers are predicting that chicken eggs will continue to experience price increases in the countdown to Christmas.