Beef Market Overview in Algeria
In value terms, beef production shrank modestly to $ in estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a perceptible increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of beef (cattle meat) in Algeria totaled kg per head in , stabilizing at 2019 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of kg per head. from 2018 to , the growth of the average beef yield remained at a lower figure.
In , number of animals slaughtered for beef production in Algeria totaled heads, approximately reflecting 2019 figures. Overall, the number of producing animals showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the number of producing animals increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, this number reached the peak level at heads in 2015; however, from 2016 to , producing animals failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the beef market in Algeria fell to $ in , which is down by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.