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remained broadly the same over the past 20
years. However, look more deeply and changes
are taking place.
In the mid-1990s, the U.S. accounted for approximately 13.5 percent of global egg production and Latin America could claim 6.6 percent.
Moving forward two decades, the share of the
U.S. has fallen to 12.4 percent and that of Latin
America has risen to 7.7 percent.
Nothing can be taken for granted, and while
demand for eggs around the world continues to
rise, markets are never perfect. Trade barriers
can arise, and there is always the unexpected.
Numerous producers have been hit by avian influenza, for example.
Illustrative of how things can quickly change
is Ukraine's Avangardco. Once owner of the third
largest layer flock in the world, the company has
now fallen to 15th place in the top 20. While it
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may still be the largest European producer in the
rankings, its flock has contracted by 60 percent.
The only other European company to appear in
the top 20 is France's Avril Group, coming in at
No. 16, also a company that has undergone significant change. ■
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