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Meat price in Oman down compared to GCC, says PACP

11/05/2014

A report released by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, represented by the Directorate General of Studies and Development, pointed out to a decrease in meat products price in Oman, in the first quarter of 2014, compared to GCC. 

 

The total average price in Oman for one kilogram of meat, according to the report, was RO2.835; while in GCC it was RO3.950.  
“According to data, Indian beef average price was the least (RO1.650); and Oman imports meat from Australia, New Zealand, Somalia, Kenya, India, Egypt, Sudan and Iran”, said Sultan bin Saif Al Sawafi, director of economic data and information, PACP.
“Data on meat price in GCC during the period from Feb to April 2014 was collected to say that meat price in Oman ranged from RO1.650 to RO3.771 for one kilogram. Based on that the average price is RO2.835; while in GCC it was from RO2.750 to RO 5.220”.
Meat price varied within GCC; in Kuwait, Australian beef price was RO3.410 for one kilogram; in Saudi Arabia, local meat price was RO5.220; in UAE, Pakistani meat (boon-free) price was RO2.857, while Indian beef was RO4.312; in Qatar, price of New Zealand sheep meat was RO4.440; Pakistani beef was at RO3.740; and Indian beef at RO3.680”, Al Sawafi, further, explained.   

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