Red meats: 41% of annual household consumption comes from the sacrifice of Eid Al-Adha (HCP) – Media7

The quantity of meat from the Eid Al-Adha sacrifice stands on average at 22.8 kilograms (Kg) per household, representing nearly 41% of the annual quantity of red meat consumed by households, it appears. of the 30th issue of the publication of the High Commission for Planning (HCP), “Les Briefs du Plan”.

This proportion remains identical in urban and rural areas, and reaches 65.4% for the 20% of least well-off households and 31.3% for the most well-off households, indicates the HCP in this note entitled “Expenditure and practices of the ritual of Eid Al-Adha”.

Furthermore, the total average annual consumption of meats (including red meats and white meats) among the Moroccan household is estimated at 141 kilograms (kg), including 55.8 kg of red meats.

In terms of expenditure, the HCP indicates that the sacrifice of Eid Al-Adha represents nearly 30% of the overall expenditure of Moroccan households dedicated annually to the consumption of meat. This share is 41% among households in the least affluent 10% and 23% among those in the most affluent 10%.

Concerning the performance of this ritual, the HCP reveals, according to data from its national survey conducted in 2022 on the standard of living of households, that it is widely practiced.

Indeed, only 12.6% of Moroccan households do not perform this ritual during Eid Al-Adha, although this proportion has increased compared to the year 2014, when it was 4.7%.

This increase in the number of households not participating in the sacrifice remains mainly observed among urban dwellers and single-person households.

Thus, urban dwellers are more inclined not to make the sacrifice compared to rural dwellers (14.3% versus 8.7%). These proportions are respectively 5.9% and 2.5% in 2014.

In addition, nearly 56.4% of households made up of a single person do not participate in the sacrifice ritual compared to 46.5% in 2014. This proportion drops to 5.5% for households made up of at least six people. , compared to 0.8% in 2014.

Participation in the sacrificial ritual is inversely proportional to the standard of living of the household and the level of education of its head.

Nearly 25.1% of households belonging to the wealthiest 10% do not make the sacrifice on the occasion of Eid, compared to 7.8% among the poorest 10%.

In addition, this abstention increases from 20.1% for households headed by a person with a higher level of education to 11.7% for those headed by a person with no education.

By type of animal sacrificed, 95.6% of households opt for sheep, 4.3% for goats and 0.1% for cattle.

The sacrifice of goats is more recorded among rural households (7.4% compared to 2.8% in urban areas) and among the category of 10% of least well-off households (8.5% compared to 2.7% for the 10 % of wealthiest households).

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