Egg production worldwide 1990-2018

The production volume of eggs worldwide exceeded 76.7 million metric tons in 2018, up from 73.9 million metric tons in 2016. Since 1990, the global egg production volume has increased by over 100 percent.

Egg production

Determining how many eggs a single hen will lay on a weekly or monthly basis is complicated and dependent on a large number of factors, including the age of the hen, the time of year, the temperature, and the type of feed given to the hens. China had the highest production volume of eggs of any country. That year, the country with the second highest production volume was the United States.

Eggs as a protein source

According to a 2017 survey, the most popular source of protein among consumers in the United States is meat. The survey found that more than three quarter of Americans eat meat as their main source of protein. The second most popular protein source in that year was eggs. When it comes to which eggs to buy, most Americans are content with store brand eggs, which are often cheaper than any name brand eggs.

Global egg production from 1990 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Special properties

Data accessed on January 28, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Aggregate, may include official, semi-official or estimated data.
Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Egg industry "

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.