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30 ❙ PoultryTRENDS

EGG PRODUCTION

World egg production at nearly
72 million metric tons in 2016
China, US remain leading egg-producing countries,
as changes in the industry globally continue
BY ALYSSA CONWAY

A

s world egg consumption rises, egg production
does as well, reaching
nearly 72 million metric
tons or the equivalent of
nearly 1,360 billion eggs, based
on estimates from FAO (Figure
1). Although producers around the
world are increasingly converting their facilities to cage free,
data from the International Egg
Commission show that the majori-

FIGURE 1:

ty of laying hens (89.7 percent) are
housed in a cage system (Figure
2). The top egg-producing countries of China, the U.S., India and
Mexico continue to dominate the
market. Growing from 29.99 million metric tons in 2015, China's
egg production will have broken
the 30 million-metric-ton mark by
2017. According to FAO, China's
egg production, at a 2 percent
compounded yearly growth rate,

World egg production trend
billion eggs (left)

1,600

Share of laying
hens by housing system
FIGURE 2:

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Barn

Free range

8%

2%

90%
Source: International Egg Commission, 2016

2000-16

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million metric tons (right)

72

1,400

80
70
60

51

50

800

40

600

30

400

20

200

10

0

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Year

Million metric tons

Billion eggs

1,200
1,000

Cage

0

Source: Adapted from FAO publications

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Poultry Trends - 2017
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Latest poultry, egg market forecasts available in 2017 WATT Executive Guide to World Poultry Trends
World poultry market growth remains stagnant in 2016-17
World poultry market growth remains stagnant in 2016-17
Poultry meat production up 13 million metric tons by 2026
Poultry meat production up 13 million metric tons by 2026
Changing diets increase worldwide poultry meat trade
Changing diets increase worldwide poultry meat trade
Top 100 global animal feed companies of 2016
World egg consumption continues to rise slowly in 2017
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Poultry Trends - 2017 - Latest poultry, egg market forecasts available in 2017 WATT Executive Guide to World Poultry Trends
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Poultry Trends - 2017 - World poultry market growth remains stagnant in 2016-17
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