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Downward price trend, rising demand and production

The poultry sector, which has been little spared by the rise in the prices of agricultural raw materials, the cost of transport and the drop in production, dictated by the forced stoppage of many breeders, seems to be recovering. of the beast.

Also, we are witnessing a relative decline in the prices of poultry and particularly those of chicken. Which is not to displease and it has even had the effect of increasing the demand for white meat on the Moroccan market. In recent days, chicken prices have fallen in various Moroccan cities, after the wave of high prices that hit the month of Ramadan, sometimes reaching the fateful bar of 30 dirhams. Currently the kilo of chicken oscillates between 18 and 21 dirhams.

And if the consumers are relieved, but we are still far from pre-pandemic prices, which were between 12 and 13 dirhams/kg. From now on, in view of the production costs which have increased, it will be around 20 dirhams, faith of specialists in the poultry sector.

Indeed the chicken at the exit of the farm would cost 17/18 dirhams/kg and 19 dirhams in the wholesale market. These same sources attribute the reasons for the partial decline to the increase in domestic production in the agricultural fields and the drop in prices of fodder purchases abroad. This had a positive impact on the production chain in Morocco.

Moreover, our specialists are even predicting a further drop in prices in the coming days following the increase in current production at the approach of the holiday season when this bird is in high demand. That said, the relative decline recorded has significantly increased the amount of consumption by customers who previously complained about the high prices.

Mustapha Mountassir, president of the National Association of Poultry Meat Producers (ANPV), told MoroccoLatestNews that ” IThings got a lot better after the end of Ramadan, as production increased on farms.. This resulted in lower prices“. “Prices will remain stable throughout the next month. Plus, they will decrease further with lower feed prices”he confirmed.

According to the president of the ANPV, butchers or to a lesser degree poultry farmers, have largely benefited from the fall in prices after the great commercial boom only in recent days, due to the high demand for chicken from customers”.

He explains in this regard that “the rise in fodder prices over the past two seasons has contributed significantly to the increases recorded on Moroccan markets, given the damage caused to the production chain, which is no longer and probably will no longer be, the same as in the past”.

“The consumer has in turn been affected by these global production changes which have reverberated in Morocco“, he underlines again, adding that “ things have now improved and chicken prices will remain stable in national markets”.

Indeed, many Moroccan consumers had complained about the high prices of white and red meat which had reached peaks, which had affected in addition to a quality of life for some, the basket of the housewife for others.

Industry professionals have linked these unprecedented increases in chicken prices to high feed prices, not to mention the low investment in this area by a number of chicken farmers due to successive losses.

This prompted some poultry estates to reduce and restrict their production capacity when others were completely shut down. Production costs have indeed increased by approximately 80% over the past three years. Also it is normal in front of an offer which has dropped considerably to see prices explode.



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