Top 10 Best Egg Producing Countries In The World - May 2023

Top 10 best egg producing countries in the world

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By Nana Adufah

Last Updated April 4, 2023

Egg producing countries in the world

Here in this article are the best egg producing countries in the world.

Eggs are laid mainly by female chickens. The most common types of human consumption include eggs laid by chickens, quail, ducks, etc.

Reptile and Bird eggs consist of egg yolk, egg white, and a protective eggshell.
Egg varieties carried by retailers include white and brown-colored eggs.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), for instance, classifies eggs based on their internal quality and their external appearance. Grades to be distinguished include Grade AA, Grade A, and Grade B eggs.

In the European Union also, eggs are not graded by their quality but based on the farming method used to achieve them (conventional or organic, free-range, etc.)

Eggs are essential food ingredients in homes worldwide, supplying protein and other valuable minerals and vitamins.

They may usually enjoy scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, or fried.

According to the world records, in 2011, out of the top 10 egg-producing countries, five countries supplied about 55% of the world’s egg needs to the tune of a total of about 64 million metric tons.

The trends made it clear that developing countries will be the biggest suppliers of eggs for years to come.

best egg producing countries

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that, by 2015, egg production will have reached 70.4 million metric tons.

The FAO was right; China contributed to their prediction and ranked the highest in egg production at 24.8 billion kilograms of unprocessed, in-shell hen’s eggs produced yearly.

According to how China’s egg production compounded at a 2% yearly growth rate, FAO predicted that it could reach a growth of about 34.2 million metric tons of eggs per year by 2020.

Interestingly, among the countries in the world, China topped the charts for being the highest global producer as of 2020.

Five hundred ninety-six billion eggs were estimated to be produced by China in 2020.

The top egg-producing provinces in China are mostly Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Liaoning, and Jiangsu.

Below is a table from Statista showing the top 10 egg-producing countries in the world and the number of eggs they produced in 2020 (World Ranking).

CountriesNumber of eggs in billions
China                          596.5
United States of America111.6
Top 10 egg producing countries in the world
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