Prices of poultry meat have gone up for almost 30% in Kazakhstan
In the first quarter of this year, the average consumption of meat and poultry in Kazakhstan amounted to 11.5 kilograms per capita, which is 5.9% more compared to the first quarter of 2021, NewTimes.kz reports with reference to energyprom.kz.
In particular, the volume of beef consumption increased by 6.4%, up to 6.4 kilograms per Kazakhstani per quarter, horse meat - by 3.1%, up to 1.8 kilograms, lamb - by 1.1%, up to 1.1 kilogram, and chickens - immediately by 18.3%, up to 1.2 kilograms. Only pork consumption decreased - by 0.7%, to 818 g per capita on average.
The production of fresh and chilled meat and poultry has increased. Thus, the volume of output of cattle meat, pigs, sheep, goats and horses increased by 10.6% over the year, to 30.1 thousand tons in January-May 2022. In turn, the production of poultry meat increased by 5.6% to 46.4 thousand tons.
According to the results of four months, domestic meat processing plants and poultry farms provided demand (sales on the domestic market plus export) in the sector by 88.9%. The production of meat, poultry and edible by-products from them amounted to 342 thousand tons (in slaughter weight), which is 1.9% more than in the same period last year.
The share of imports accounted for 11.1% of resources, respectively: 42.6 thousand tons of products were brought into the country, which is 5.7% less than in January-April 2021.
Exports decreased immediately by 19.3% compared to last year and amounted to 10.3 thousand tons.
As a result, 374.2 thousand tons of meat and meat products were sold on the domestic market, which is 1.7% more than a year earlier.
Prices for meat and poultry in May of this year increased by 0.9% over the month and immediately by 15% over the year. It should be noted that prices for meat and poultry in Kazakhstan have been growing and not decreasing for 74 consecutive months, that is, for more than 6 years.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the FAO Meat Price Index averaged 122 points in May, up 0.6 points (0.5%) from April. A new absolute anti-record is fixed due to a sharp increase in world prices for poultry meat, which more than compensates for the fall in prices for pork and lamb.
In Kazakhstan, prices for poultry meat increased over the year by 28.5% at once in May this year. However, prices for lamb and pork in Kazakhstan also increased - by 16.5% and 13.3% over the year. Horsemeat went up by 16.8%, and beef - by 9.7%.
The average retail price for beef with bones in May this year amounted to 2.3 thousand tenge per kilogram.
Horse meat with bones cost Kazakhstanis an average of 2.8 thousand tenge per kilogram, lamb with bones - 2.6 thousand tenge per kilogram, and pork with bones - 1.9 thousand tenge per kilogram.
Chickens cost 1.2 thousand tenge per kilogram.
Новостной портал – ATPress