Kazakhstan's meat consumption in the second quarter of this year has registered a decrease due to a rise in prices, reports Trend news agency.
Consumption of meat products in cities decreased by 2% compared to 1Q and in rural areas by 8%. Horse meat has increased its average price by 1.7% per month, reaching $4.7 in the summer months. The horse meat price is up by 9.3% compared to the same period of 2017.
Chichen meat has also marked an increase of 1.1% per month, followed by beef, mutton, and pork by 0.2-0.3% (6-8% per year).
Meat consumption per capita is now down by 4.1% compared to the first quarter of 2018, reaching 18.7 kilograms.
Rural area households have been affected the most by this situation, reporting a decrease of 7.5% in meat consumption. In the cities, consumption has decreased just by 1.7%.
The most popular meat among all households in 2Q 2018 was beef - 5.9 kilograms per capita, followed by mutton - 1.6 kilograms and chicken - one kilogram.
In urban areas too, beef was the most preferred - 6.6 kilograms, followed by chicken - 1.3 kilograms and horse meat - 0.9 kilograms. In the countryside as well, beef was the most consumed - five kilograms then came mutton - 2.9 kilograms and horse meat - 0, 9 kilograms.