Taroudante - Shawqi Jirari, Director of the Semi-Commercial Federation of the Poultry Sector, said that the prices of poultry in Morocco are likely to go down during the holy Month of Ramadan.
Taroudante – Shawqi Jirari, Director of the Semi-Commercial Federation of the Poultry Sector, said that the prices of poultry in Morocco are likely to go down during the holy Month of Ramadan.
Poultry prices have slightly declined in recent weeks in Morocco, after a spike in prices in the previous month, reaching MAD 25 per kilogram.
According to Jirari, the price of chicken fell from MAD 22, at the end of the week, to MAD 18 on Thursday.
“The [price] of chicken usually fall significantly in the month of Ramadan,” Jirari said, relating the decrease in price to “the fact that Moroccans do not consume chicken [as] often in the holy month of Ramadan.”
The same source said that Morocco is not going to import eggs from Europe during Ramadan, because the Moroccan market can produce enough to meet the growing demand for eggs during the holy month.
Some sources relate the increase of poultry prices in recent months is due to the losses of a large quantity of chickens that were affected by the Avian flu (H9N2) in February.
Last February, the National Bureau for the Safety of Food Products confirmed, in a statement, the country’s first case of Avian flu after studying 800 units of poultry from different regions of the country.
The Bureau assured Moroccan citizens that the meat and eggs from infected poultry pose no threat to human health.
Shawqi Jirari did not mention whether or not the price of eggs – which have risen over recent months – will continue to increase or decrease, knowing that Moroccans consume more eggs during the holy month of Ramadan.