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Industry data

The following tables outline various facts and figures about egg production, consumption, market breakdown and other industry data. 

Egg market size 2015 (industry estimate)

UK Production

10,020 million eggs

Imports

2,001 million eggs

Exports

105 million eggs

Total UK Consumption

12,216 million eggs (+3%)

 

Number of eggs eaten in the UK 2015 (industry estimate)

Total per annum

12.2 billion

Per capita

189

Number per day

33 million

 

Retail market value 2015 (industry estimate)

Sales

£895m

 

UK egg market breakdown 2015

Retail

53%

Food Manufacture                

23%

Foodservice   

24%

 

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 2015

Total Market (Defra)

Laying cage

51%

Free Range

47% (inc estimated 2% organic)

Barn

2%

Retail Sector (Kantar)

Laying cage

44%

Free Range

53% (inc estimated 1% organic)

Barn

3%

 

UK laying flock - industry estimate

2015

36m

 

Download Industry data 2004 to 2014.