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Egyptian Meat Market: Policy Issues in Trade, Prices, and Expected Market Performance

Soliman, Ibrahim and Shapouri, Shahla (1984): Egyptian Meat Market: Policy Issues in Trade, Prices, and Expected Market Performance. Published in: International Economic Division, ERS Research Bulletin No. AGES841217, USDA, Wash. D.C., USA No. AGES841217 (February 1985)

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Abstract

An increase in the demand for meat and slow growth in domestic meat production led to a sharp increase in meat imports in Egypt. Government intervention in the meat market increased to encourage domestic production and to prevent undue price increases. The cost to the Government of subsidizing the livestock sector increased seven fold during 1977-82. The production response was slow because of structural problems in the industry. Egypt's dependence on imports of red meat is expected to increase from 30 percent in 1982 to about 44 percent in 1990. Growth in poultry production could reduce this Dependence, and yield self-sufficiency.

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