Poultry International - July 2018 - 16
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WHICH ARE THE WORLD'S LARGEST EGG PRODUCERS?
via a simple comparison between the U.S. and
Mexican industries. Over the past 20 years, U.S.
egg production has expanded by a very respectable 33.5 percent. The Mexican industry, however, expanded output by more than 120 percent
over the period, according to analysis from
University of Vechta.
12.7 million layers.
Chinese companies are still noticeably absent
from the top 20, with the exception of CP-owned
concerns, but it can only be a matter of time before they start to appear in the lower ranks, with
at least one hovering just outside.
Asian companies have secured two of the top
slots in the global top five egg producers. Coming
in at fourth place is Thailand's CP Group, owner
of 22 million birds, and in fifth place comes
Japan's Ise Inc. with 20 million birds.
Bangladesh's Kazi Farms Group is the only
other Asian company to appear in the top 10 with
How will these rankings change in the future?
Asian companies are increasingly likely to
appear higher up the rankings. It is worth remembering that, two decades ago, Asia accounted for
approximately 55 percent of global egg production.
This has now increased to more than 60 percent.
Where the Americas are concerned, share
of global egg production would appear to have
Top 5 egg producers in Asia
Layers (million head)
Thailand has the highest-ranking egg-producing company in Asia.
Group (worldwide operations of CP Foods)
DQY Agriculture Technology
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