The Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, communicated Monday on the market supply situation in the different regions of the Kingdom.
In this sense, he reported a sufficient abundance of food to meet consumption needs, as well as price stability.
“As part of monitoring the state of supply and prices on the national market, the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests – Department of Agriculture – works , through its services, to monitor the supply of agricultural products and foodstuffs market and the price situation, ”said the department of Mohamed Sadiki.
And to add that concerning the supply, “the national markets in all the regions of the Kingdom know a sufficient availability in food products allowing to meet the needs of consumption”.
While emphasizing that prices on the national market vary according to their origin, the ministry notes that as regards food products from national production, they experience stable or falling price levels compared to the same period in 2020. Food products imported or whose production depends on imported raw materials, some of them experience price fluctuations.
The ministry also recalls that at the national level, the 2020-2021 agricultural season has seen an exceptional course which has resulted in good cereal production and good performance for most of the production sectors.
Internationally, the same source continues, the prices of raw materials and agricultural products have increased due to several factors. This is the effect of the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), bad weather conditions in several regions of the world, the simultaneous launch of economic recovery plans having caused the acceleration of global demand for materials. first, rising energy prices as well as sharp increases in freight and freight prices globally.
Food products from national production:
National markets and in all regions of the Kingdom have sufficient availability of nationally produced food products to meet consumption needs. These products are experiencing price stability.
Regarding cereals, prices are stable at their normal levels, with a sharp drop in the prices of barley and common wheat, despite the increase in prices at the international level. As for legumes, the prices of beans, chickpeas and broad beans are stable. Lentil prices are experiencing some fluctuations due to high prices on the world market.
Regarding fruits and vegetables, wholesale prices remain low compared to the levels of the previous season (tomatoes -33%, small citrus fruits -20%, dried onions -4%, potatoes -22%) and vegetables should stabilize at their levels with the entry into production of early vegetables after the transitional phase of production from summer crops to the early season.
With regard to red meats, it was found that prices returned to a normal level thanks to the previous good agricultural season and the low prices of fodder during the year 2021 compared to 2020. The prices register an average of 60 dirhams per kilogram in slaughterhouses, and an average of 65 to 70 dirhams at the consumer level.
As for chicken and eggs, they experienced an increase in prices on national markets due to the repercussions of the covid-19 crisis on the poultry sector, due to closure and sanitary measures, which resulted in a decrease in demand for chicken by restaurants and event professionals. This situation has led some units to reduce their production, which has affected the supply to the market. With the return of the sector to its activity, prices tend to fall gradually and stabilize at their normal levels. Foodstuffs imported or whose production is based on imported raw materials: The prices of certain products in the food industry have been rising in price due to the increase in the prices of raw materials in the world market.
Regarding sugar, prices will remain at their usual levels despite the increase in prices on the international market thanks to the development of sugar crops which cover 50% of national needs, as well as the existence of a strong professional organization in addition to the subsidy. .
For edible oil, higher prices for oilseeds, especially soybeans, in 2020 led to higher prices for edible oil in April 2020. Prices have remained stable since then until today. hui.