Published on Oct. 28, 2021
Latest trends in global egg production
The latest global data shows a continuous growth in egg production worldwide, with a 3.5% growth from 2018 to 2019. This is slightly higher compared to the average yearly increase of 3.3% over the last 10 years.
Out of all regions, Asia is witnessing the greatest rate of growth in egg production. China maintains its dominant position as being the largest egg producer, as 1 out of every 3 eggs being produced comes from China (35% of global egg production occurs in China). Next to this, China’s egg production continues to grow, at a yearly rate close to 2%. Asia is clearly the number 1 region when it comes to global egg production. Over 60% of all eggs are being produced in Asia. In the last three decades, world egg production has increased by 150 percent. Much of this growth has been in Asia, where production increased almost fourfold.
One of the countries experiencing this massive growth in egg production in recent years is Indonesia. Advancing from rank 9 to rank 4 of the top producing countries worldwide between 2017 and 2019. Currently Indonesia holds a 6% share of the world’s egg production. Next to Indonesia, we clearly see that egg production, and egg consumption is on the rise in India.
The European egg production market remains rather stable in recent years. The import and export numbers and destinations have stayed largely unchanged. We do see some changes within Europe, as France and Germany have increasing their production, and are increasing in their self-sufficiency. On the other hand, we see a decline in egg production in the Netherlands, which makes sense as the Netherlands is the main exporter of eggs to Germany.
The Unites States of America experienced a small decrease in egg production between 2019 and 2020. Looking at Latin America and Canada on can see that they have remained rather stable in 2020.
- International egg commission, Global trends and developments in the egg industry by Peter van Horne
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations