Number of egg production enterprises in Iceland 2008-2018

In Iceland, the number of egg production enterprises fluctuated in recent years but was always relatively low. In the period from 2013 to 2016, it was highest as there were nine egg production companies registered. As of 2018, the number amounted to eight enterprises. From 2007 to 2016, the average producer price of eggs in Iceland increased strongly. It peaked at almost 463 thousand Icelandic krónur per metric ton in 2016 and declined to roughly 400 thousand Icelandic krónur per metric ton in the year that followed.   

Laying hens

   The number of laying hens in Iceland fluctuated in the past years. In 2018, there were nearly 169 thousand laying hens in the island country. After a period of ten years, this figure peaked in 2018, amounting to approximately 254 thousand animals.

International trade with eggs

   Compared with Iceland’s export of eggs, the import value was very high. The island country’s import value of eggs was around 136 million Icelandic kónur in 2018, while the export value amounted to only 3.7 million Icelandic krónur

Number of enterprises in the production of eggs industry in Iceland from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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