Meat Market Overview in Algeria
In value terms, meat production expanded remarkably to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Meat production peaked at $ in 2007; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.
The average yield of meat in Algeria was estimated at kg per head in 2019, approximately reflecting 2018 figures. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average meat yield hit record highs at kg per head in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the number of animals slaughtered for meat production in Algeria stood at heads, increasing by % on 2018 figures. This number increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the number of producing animals increased by % year-to-year. The number of animals slaughtered for meat production peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The size of the meat market in Algeria rose markedly to $ in 2019, growing 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). Overall, the total consumption indicated a perceptible increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +% against 2008 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of % y-o-y. Meat consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
From 2007 to 2007, the biggest increases were in lamb and sheep meat, while meat consumption for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, lamb and sheep meat ($), beef (cattle meat) ($) and goat meat ($) constituted the products with the highest levels of market value in 2007, together accounting for % of the total market.
In terms of the main consumed products, lamb and sheep meat saw the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while meat market for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.