Muhammad Wahba confirmed; The head of the Butchers Division in the Chambers of Commerce said that Egypt does not produce meat, pointing out that the country relies heavily on imports.
“The reason for the high prices is that we do not produce, but we consume, but consumption increases; the meat in Egypt is not sufficient for consumption, and therefore prices rise,” Wahba said in a telephone interview with the “Al-Hekaya” program broadcast on MBC Egypt.
He added, “The price of a kilo of meat is not less than 250 to 300 pounds, and there are certain pieces of meat that have other prices, and they increase to 350 pounds in some pieces.”
He continued, “The price of meat is likely to increase because we are on the verge of the great holiday season, and it is expected that it will rise to 350 pounds with the advent of the holiday. The state does not have sufficient production in most commodities.”
And he continued: “We need to increase the quantities of fodder, and we need to increase the livestock imported from Sudan, Chad and Ethiopia, and in the coming period, we can offer nothing but maintain consumption.”
Meat prices in Egypt have increased significantly during the last period, reaching 350 pounds per kilo in some areas.
The prices of local and frozen meat continued to rise during the past days, and the price of a kilo of beef ranged between 330 and 350 pounds, 360 pounds for municipal liver, 220 pounds for chopped and frozen Brazilian liver, 120 pounds for liver, an increase of 10 pounds, for camel meat 250 pounds, and for sheep 350 pounds, according to a number of residents. merchants.
The prices of luxury candos in butcher shops were recorded at 350 pounds for premium cuts, and the prices of kiddies were recorded at 370 pounds.
The price of a kilo of buffalo meat reached 140 pounds for a weight of 300 kg, a weight of 200 kg for 150 pounds, and a weight of 150 kg for 160 pounds.
As for the price of a kilo of lean meat for imported calves, it ranges between 140 and 150 pounds for imported Ukrainian, Spanish, Colombian and other types.
Egypt’s consumption rate of red meat reached 900 thousand tons during the year 2020, distributed between 430 thousand tons imported and 470 thousand tons produced locally, according to a report issued by the livestock sector of the Ministry of Agriculture.