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Egyptian Meat Market: Policy Issues In Trade, Prices, And Expected Market Performance

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  • Shapouri, Shahla
  • Soliman, Ibrahim

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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 sevenfold 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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  • Shapouri, Shahla & Soliman, Ibrahim, 1985. "Egyptian Meat Market: Policy Issues In Trade, Prices, And Expected Market Performance," Staff Reports 277655, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uerssr:277655
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.277655
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    1. Alderman, Harold & von Braun, Joachim & Sakr, Sakr Ahmed, 1982. "Egypt's food subsidy and rationing system: a description," Research reports 34, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Ibrahim Soliman & Jacinto F. Fabiosa & Halah Bassiony, 2010. "Review of Agricultural Policy Evolution, Agricultural Data Sources, and Food Supply and Demand Studies in Egypt, A," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 10-wp506, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
    2. F.Fabiosa, Jacinto & Soliman, Ibrahim, 2008. "Egypt household expenditure pattern Does it alternative a food crisis?," MPRA Paper 67557, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Gardner, George R. & Parker, John B., 1985. "Agricultural Statistics of Egypt, 1970-84," Statistical Bulletin 154586, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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    Keywords

    Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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