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South Korean egg prices back down after bird flu spike

Consumers relieved as average cost of pack of 30 returns to $5

The price of eggs at neighborhood supermarkets in central Seoul rose hugely at the height of the avian flu crisis.

SEOUL -- Omelets should be making a welcome return to South Korean dining tables as a prolonged spike in the price of eggs looks to have finally subsided -- an outbreak of avian flu late last year had seen them skyrocket.

According to Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., retail prices averaged 5,655 won ($5.01) for a pack of 30 eggs in September, down just over 20% from 7,233 won in August and only slightly above the 5,590 won for September 2016.

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