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Statistics Authority: 65.8% of Egyptian families have changed their spending pattern on commodities


A recent study issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics revealed that 65.8% of families were affected by the pattern of their spending on food and non-food commodities as a result of the crisis, and the consumption of food commodities decreased by about 74%.

The study added that about 90% of families have decreased consumption of proteins (meat, birds and fish) than it was before the beginning of the crisis, and about 1.3% of families reported an increase in their consumption of bread, and that the rise in commodity prices and greed of traders are the main reasons for the decline in consumption, as reported by 36.4%. From families that prices doubled compared to before the crisis.

The study of the Statistics Authority deals with the Ukrainian-Russian crisis and its effects on Egyptian families in the fields of work and income, and the extent of change in families’ spending patterns on commodities, especially food supplies during the crisis.

The study showed that 85% of the families who reported knowing about the crisis changed their buying pattern of goods, so they started buying what they needed for only a week compared to their consumption pattern before the crisis, and 13.5% of the families expected the crisis to continue, and it turned out that 73.5% of the families reported that they did not They have no expectations about the continuation of the crisis, while 73.4% of the households expected that they expect the level of household income to remain stable, and this percentage rose to reach %74.3% In rural areas, compared to 72.2% in urban areas, 24.6% of families expected a decrease in income, and 74.7% of families whose work conditions did not change expected income stability with the continuation of the crisis, while 54.3% of families whose work conditions changed expected income stability with the continuation of the crisis..

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