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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

CAPMAS releases supply, consumption data on basic goods

Egypt’s wheat supply deficit increased 55.7% to 10 mn tonnes from 6 mn tonnes between 2006 and 2015, according to the state census bureau CAPMAS. In a statement released on Wednesday, CAPMAS said that Egypt’s wheat self-sufficiency ratio (which looks at domestic production as a ratio of available supply) decreased from 56.4% to 49.1% during the period. Average wheat consumption per capita decreased 10% to 173 kg per year from 192.4 kg a year. As for other basic goods, rice supply surplus decreased 85.6% for the period to 141K tonnes from 976k tonnes. This comes despite annual per capita consumption increasing 18% to 57 kg from 48.3 kg. Annual per capita consumption of sugar decreased 37.9% to 53kg from 85.4kg. The report noted that Egypt was ranked 59 out of 118 in the International Food Policy Research’s Global Hunger Index 2016, where the higher the rank, the more susceptible a country is to famine. It also noted that Egypt’s score in the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index 2016 (which you can download from the landing page here), ranking 57 out of 113.

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