Per Capita Egg Consumption by Country 1999 and 2000*

 

 

Country

 

1999

 

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shell Eggs

 

Egg Products (equivalent)

 

 

Total

 

Shell Eggs

 

Egg Products (equivalent)

 

 

Total

 

Argentina

 

132

 

24

 

156

 

134

 

23

 

157

 

Australia

 

130

 

25

 

155

 

129

 

26

 

155

 

Austria

 

217

 

18

 

235

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Belgium (1)

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

242

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

204

 

Brazil

 

90

 

4

 

94

 

89

 

5

 

94

 

Canada

 

137

 

44

 

181

 

138

 

46

 

184

 

China (2)

 

94

 

112

 

206

 

111

 

121

 

232

 

Columbia

 

164

 

n/a

 

164

 

151

 

n/a

 

151

 

Cyprus

 

218

 

n/a

 

218

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Czech Repub.

 

297

 

n/a

 

297

 

296

 

n/a

 

296

 

Denmark

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

239

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

226

 

Finland (3)

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

160

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

153

 

France

 

201

 

63

 

264

 

201

 

64

 

265

 

Germany

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

224

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

225

 

Greece

 

75

 

40

 

115

 

77.3

 

41.2

 

118.5

 

Hungary

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

268

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

265

 

India

 

34

 

n/a

 

34

 

35

 

n/a

 

35

 

Iran

 

138

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Ireland

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

118

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

131

 

Italy

 

143

 

81

 

224

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Japan

 

176

 

144

 

320

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Kazakhstan

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Mexico

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

295

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

308

 

Netherlands

 

136

 

44

 

180

 

136

 

44

 

180

 

New Zealand

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Norway

 

155

 

18

 

173

 

155

 

18

 

173

 

Portugal

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

186

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

182

 

Russian Fed.

 

227

 

n/a

 

227

 

234

 

n/a

 

234

 

Slovakia

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

210

 

20

 

230

 

South Africa

 

105

 

6

 

111

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

South Korea

 

189

 

1

 

190

 

190

 

1

 

191

 

Spain

 

221.3

 

n/a

 

221.3

 

224

 

n/a

 

224

 

Sweden

 

161

 

32

 

193

 

160

 

33

 

193

 

Switzerland

 

124

 

74

 

195

 

129

 

54

 

183

 

U.K.

 

140

 

30

 

170

 

143

 

30

 

173

 

U.S.A.

 

181.7

 

73.9

 

255.6

 

180.8

 

77.9

 

258.7

(1)  Note: Egg weight is assumed to be 60 grams when consumption is expressed in kilos/capita

(2) China: 63.5 and 63.0 grams egg weight.

(3) Finland: 61.8 and 64.0 grams egg weight

 

*Source: The International Egg Commission, December 31, 2000

 

Comments: The validity of data and means of data collection varies between countries.  In some cases, hatching eggs may be included as eggs for consumption.  For countries with n/a indicated for egg products, it can probably be considered to represent a negligible quantity of eggs in this category.

 

Prepared by Don Bell, University of California Poultry Specialist (emeritus)

May 21, 2001