the egg market
United Kingdom


1.1 Definition and presentation

Eggs are a food product produced from poultry that is used as both an ingredient and a main dish for baked foods.

The global market was dominated by Asia Pacific (56% market share) in 2018. The second largest market is South America (13% market share). [prnewswire]. In the UK, 13 billion eggs were consumed in 2019. The UK market is self-sufficient, providing around 89% of eggs consumed. Sales volumes have been increasing, albeit at a moderate pace.[egginfo]

Noble Free, Fairburn, and Bowler Eggs are amongst the most significant suppliers of eggs in the UK.

Egg production is shifting towards more animal-friendly and organic processes in light of increased consumer demand for these measures. Moreover, continued technological innovation permits larger scale production, which most likely will drive revenues in the future.

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