Egypt: Livestock and Products Annual

FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt's production (calf crop) in market year (MY) 2021 (January-December) at 1.94 million head, unchanged from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) official MY 2020 estimate. Total supply in MY 2021 will reach 9.99 million animals, increasing by 125,000 head or over one percent above the USDA's official MY 2020 figure of 9.86 million. Egypt's live cattle imports in MY 2021 are forecast at 200,000 head, down by 80,000 animals or 29 percent less than the USDA's official MY 2020 figure of 280,000 head. The drop is attributed to the November 2019 through March 2020 suspension of Sudanese live cattle for slaughter imports due to the outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Sudan, as well as to less Brazil-origin animals available for export due to increased beef demand from China. Domestic beef consumption in MY 2021 is forecast at 675,000 metric tons (MT), up by 2.5 percent or 18,000 MT above the USDA's official MY 2020 estimate of 657,000 MT due to natural population growth.

Egypt: Livestock and Products Annual