The impact of the July change in government on livestock prices
There has been no price control on cereals in the Sudan since the change in government of 30 June, 1989 with the exception of a short period when price controls were placed on relief food in the Derudeb area. The new government is controlling the inter-provincial movements of cereals and had forbidden the export of cereals. An attempt has been made to control livestock and meat prices. The cheapest available meat in Port Sudan, beef, was brought down 30 Sudanese pounds per kilogram, from 50 to 20 £S per kilogram, in early July. Since early July price ranges, minima and maxima, have been set for livestock by age class. In November price controls were imposed on milk in Port Sudan. There may be negative effects felt by producers of sheep for the religious holiday markets although it is difficult to judge how important this will be to the general economy.