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)*

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

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.

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