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UK egg industry - statistics & facts

Eggs are a popular food item as they are inexpensive, high in protein, and are versatile in many dishes. Over 80 million metric tons of eggs were produced worldwide in 2019 alone. That year, China was the leading producer of eggs in the world, accounting for more than 660 billion eggs.

Egg production in the UK

The value of egg production in the United Kingdom is increasing, and in 2019 alone, egg production in the UK was valued at 660 million British pounds. While egg prodution has increased, the production of liquid egg products has decreased in recent years. In 2019, liquid egg production reached an all time low in the UK. Annual output value of eggs in Northern Ireland increased over the time period from 52.6 million British pounds in 2010 to 108.4million British pounds in 2019.

Egg trade & retail

The sales volume of egg products manufactured in the United Kingdom has steadily increased in recent years. This volume reached a ten year high in 2018, where it accounted for more than 44 thousand metric tons in sales. Additionally, the value of UK egg exports have significantly increased, as they have doubled in the last ten years. This is in contrast to the egg export volume in the UK, which saw a corresponding decrease over the same period.

Organic and free-range eggs

In the UK, there exists four ways of egg farming: organic, free-range, barn, and caged. As consumers become more aware of animal welfare and sustainability, they express their views through their purchasing power. In 2019, free-range eggs were the most packed egg type in the UK. In addition to this, number of organic eggs in the UK increased significantly in recent years. In 2019, 994 thousand cases of organic eggs were packed in the United Kingdom.

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UK egg industry - statistics & facts

Eggs are a popular food item as they are inexpensive, high in protein, and are versatile in many dishes. Over 80 million metric tons of eggs were produced worldwide in 2019 alone. That year, China was the leading producer of eggs in the world, accounting for more than 660 billion eggs.

Egg production in the UK

The value of egg production in the United Kingdom is increasing, and in 2019 alone, egg production in the UK was valued at 660 million British pounds. While egg prodution has increased, the production of liquid egg products has decreased in recent years. In 2019, liquid egg production reached an all time low in the UK. Annual output value of eggs in Northern Ireland increased over the time period from 52.6 million British pounds in 2010 to 108.4million British pounds in 2019.

Egg trade & retail

The sales volume of egg products manufactured in the United Kingdom has steadily increased in recent years. This volume reached a ten year high in 2018, where it accounted for more than 44 thousand metric tons in sales. Additionally, the value of UK egg exports have significantly increased, as they have doubled in the last ten years. This is in contrast to the egg export volume in the UK, which saw a corresponding decrease over the same period.

Organic and free-range eggs

In the UK, there exists four ways of egg farming: organic, free-range, barn, and caged. As consumers become more aware of animal welfare and sustainability, they express their views through their purchasing power. In 2019, free-range eggs were the most packed egg type in the UK. In addition to this, number of organic eggs in the UK increased significantly in recent years. In 2019, 994 thousand cases of organic eggs were packed in the United Kingdom.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 30 most important statistics relating to "uk egg industry".

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