The March 2023 Essential Food Price Monitoring Report published by South Africa’s Competition Commission provided a deep dive into the poultry value chain. The report highlights the role of poultry as a staple in the South African diet and notes that the poorest 10% of households spend up to 7% of their income on chicken. The Commission examines the power of the concentrated and vertically integrated poultry sector and discusses the role of imports in constraining local prices.

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