There has been an increase of 8% for the prices for beef and horse meat over the year, according to Azernews.The highest increase year on year was reported for pork, with 8%. Beef prices rose by 7.9% and horse meat prices rose by 7.8%.
Another increase in prices was reported for mutton, by 6%. On the other hand, Kazakhstan witnessed a decrease of 2% in chiclen prices.
In the first quarter of 2018, the average meat consumption was situated at 19.5 kilograms per capita. Compared to the previous quarter it increased by 0.8%, while compared with the corresponding period from 2017, it grew by 6.7%.
There is a difference in consumption of meat and meat products between the urban and rural areas. In the rural area, consumption on average per person was situated at 18.8 kilograms, while in the urban areas it was higher at 19.9 kilograms.
When it comes down to categories of meat, beef was the most popular type. There was an average consumption per capita of 6.5 kilograms of beef per person. On the other hand, the average consumption of sheep meat and horse meat was 1.2 kilograms and 1.5 kilograms, respectively.