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UK Egg Statistics - Second Quarter 2010

by 5m Editor
5 August 2010, at 10:57a.m.

UK - The throughput of eggs through UK packing stations in the second quarter of 2010 was nine per cent higher than the same period of last year but the average price was six per cent lower.

This release from Defra shows quarterly information on the output of eggs, their use and prices. It also includes monthly information on the trade in eggs and egg products. The latest data relates to June 2010.

The key results are:

  • 6.686 million cases of eggs [1 case=360 eggs] were packed during the second quarter of 2010, a 9.2 per cent rise on the same period of 2009.
  • Free-range and organic eggs accounted for 45 per cent of eggs packed in the UK during quarter 2 of 2010, compared with 42 per cent for the same period the previous year.
  • The average packer to producer price for all eggs for quarter 2 of 2010 was 69.6 pence per dozen, a 5.8 per cent decrease on the same period of 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.