Tunisia: dizzying increase in consumption in Ramadan (INC)

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    Tunisian consumption in food products skyrockets during the holy month, Ahmed Methlouthi director of the communication unit at the National Consumer Institute (INC) told TAP news agency.

    This increase involves:

    – Milk, rising to 2 liters of monthly consumption during the month of Ramadan against 0. 9 liters per person throughout the year

    – Yoghurt pots went up to 12.9 per person, against 5.4 pots monthly during the rest of the year.

    – Eggs are consumed at 26 per person, against 12.8 eggs per month in normal times

    – Roll (baguette) 1.4 kg against 0.6 kg per month in normal times

    – Oil, 1.2 liter, against 1.14 liters per month in normal times

    – Meat: 1.1 kg of mutton, against 0.75 kg outside Ramadan, 0.5 kg of beef per month against 0.22 kg and 1.8 kg of poultry against 1.28 kg per month.

    Regarding supply points of Tunisian consumer, 57.8% of Tunisians prefer to buy from hypermarkets and supermarkets, while 42.2% remain faithful to the traditional distribution channels (local grocery), the source said.

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