Report: Eid sacrifice represents 41% of annual household meat consumption

According to data published by the High Commission for Planning, the quantity of meat consumed during the Eid al-Adha sacrifice amounts on average to 22.8 kg per family, which represents approximately 41% of the annual quantity of red meat consumed by households.

The High Commission specified in a note entitled “Expenditures and practices of Eid al-Adha rituals” that this percentage remains similar in urban and rural areas, reaching 65.4% among the 20% of least well-off households and 31 .3% among the wealthiest households.

On the other hand, the average annual consumption of Moroccan households of meat (including red and white meat) is estimated at 141 kg, including 55.8 kg of red meat.

In terms of expenditure, the High Commission indicated that the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha represents approximately 30% of the total annual expenditure of Moroccan households devoted to meat consumption. This share is 41% for the least well-off 10% of households and 23% for the most well-off 10% of households.

Concerning the practice of this ritual, according to the results of the national survey on the standard of living of households carried out by the High Commission in 2022, the practice of the Eid al-Adha ritual remains widespread in Moroccan society.

Indeed, only 12.6% of Moroccan households do not practice this ritual, although this percentage has increased compared to 2014 when it was 4.7%.

This increase in the percentage of households not practicing this ritual is mainly observed among urban residents and single-person households.

Thus, depending on the area of ​​residence, this percentage is 14.3% in urban areas compared to 8.7% in rural areas. The percentages were 5.9% and 2.5% respectively in 2014.

In addition, 56.4% of households made up of one person do not practice the Eid sacrifice, compared to 46.5% in 2014. This percentage drops to 5.5% for households made up of six or more people. in 2022, compared to 0.8% in 2014.

In addition, 25.1% of households belonging to the wealthiest 10% do not practice the Eid al-Adha ritual, compared to 7.8% among the least affluent 10% of households.

The percentage of non-practice of this ritual increases from 20.1% for heads of household with a higher level of education to 11.7% for those with no level of education.

As for the type of sacrifice, 95.6% of households choose to sacrifice sheep, 4.3% goats and 0.1% cattle.

Goat sacrifice is more common among rural households (7.4% compared to 2.8% in urban areas) as well as among the least well-off 10% of households (8.5% compared to 2.7% for the 10% wealthier households).

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