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Industry data

The following tables outline various facts and figures about egg production, consumption, market breakdown and other industry data. These are industry estimates and were updated in May 2015.

Egg market size 2014 (industry estimate)

UK Production

9,755 million eggs

Imports

1,898 million eggs

Exports

134 million eggs

Total UK Consumption

11,819 million eggs (+2%)

 

Number of eggs eaten in the UK 2014 (industry estimate)

Total per annum

11.8 billion

Per capita

184

Number per day

32 million

 

Retail market value 2014 (industry estimate)

Sales

£955m

 

UK egg market breakdown 2014

Retail

52.5%

Food Manufacture                

23%

Foodservice   

24.5%

 

Retail sector - outlet share 2014 (industry estimate)

Multiples

88%

Co-ops

3.3%

Market Stalls

2.1%

Independents and symbols

1.3%

Butchers

1.4%

Others

3.9%

 

Egg type breakdown 2014

Total Market (Defra)

Laying cage

52%

Free Range

45% (inc estimated 2% organic)

Barn

3%

Retail Sector (Kantar)

Laying cage

45%

Free Range

52% (inc estimated 1% organic)

Barn

3%

 

UK laying flock - industry estimated

2013

33.5m

 

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