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


  • Soliman, Ibrahim
  • Shapouri, Shahla


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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  • Soliman, Ibrahim & Shapouri, Shahla, 1984. "Egyptian Meat Market: Policy Issues in Trade, Prices, and Expected Market Performance," MPRA Paper 66628, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:66628

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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).
    2. von Braun, Joachim & de Haen, Hartwig, 1983. "The effects of food price and subsidy policies on Egyptian agriculture:," Research reports 42, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. Kenneth W. Meinken & Anthony S. Rojko & Gordon A. King, 1956. "Measurement of Substitution in Demand from Time Series Data—A Synthesis of Three Approaches," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 38(3), pages 711-735.
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    1. F.Fabiosa, Jacinto & Soliman, Ibrahim, 2008. "Egypt household expenditure pattern Does it alternative a food crisis?," MPRA Paper 67557, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. 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," Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Publications (archive only) 10-wp506, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
    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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    Egypt; meat consumption; meat imports; red meat; poultry;

    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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