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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 will be further updated in May 2014.

Egg market size 2013 (provisional industry estimate)

UK Production

9,684 million eggs

Imports

1,839 million eggs

Exports

292 million eggs

Total UK Consumption

11,532 million eggs (+2%)

 

Number of eggs eaten in the UK 2013 (provisional industry estimate)

Total per annum

11.5 billion

Per capita

185

Number per day

31 million

 

Retail market value 2013 (industry estimate)

Sales

£986m

 

UK egg market breakdown 2013

Retail

51%

Food Manufacture                

21%

Foodservice   

25%

Home produced eggs

3%

 

Retail sector - outlet share 2013 (Kantar)

Multiples

85%

Co-ops

3.3%

Market Stalls

2.4%

Independents

1.6%

Butchers

1.7%

Others

6%

 

Egg type breakdown 2013

Total Market (Defra)

Laying cage

51%

Free Range

46% (inc estimated 2% organic)

Barn

3%

Retail Sector (Kantar)

Laying cage

47%

Free Range

50% (inc estimated 1% organic)

Barn

3%

 

UK laying flock - industry estimated

2012

34m

 

Download Industry data 2004 to 2013.