Egypt’s self-sufficiency rate of rice reached 94.2% in 2017, with an average rice consumption per capita of 38.7 kg versus 34.7 kg in 2016, an increase of 11.5%,” the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in its annual bulletin of production movement, foreign trade, and available agriculture commodities for consumption in 2017.
It continued that the self-sufficiency rate of wheat stood at 34.5% in 2017 with an average wheat consumption per capita of 163.9 kg versus 137.8 kg in 2016, an increase of 18.9%.
The self-sufficiency rate of vegetables was 103% in 2017 with an average vegetables consumption per capita of 79.3, kg down from 86.3 kg in 2016, a decrease of 8.1%, according to the CAPMAS.
The agency also declared that the self-sufficiency rate of fruits reached 99.3% in 2017, with an average fruits consumption per capita of 62.9 kg up from 62.6 kg in 2016, an increase of 0.5%.
Furthermore, it stated that the self-sufficiency rate of red meat amounted to 55.9% in 2017, with an average red meat consumption per capita of 10.7 kg versus 9.6 kg in 2016, an increase of 11.5%.
Meanwhile, the self-sufficiency rate of poultry and bird meat reached 91.5% in 2017, with an average per capita of 10.0 kg versus 10.1 kg in 2016, a decrease of 1.0%
The CAPMAS is the official statistical agency of Egypt that collects, processes, analyses, and disseminates statistical data, and conducts the census.