W36: Chicken Egg Update

In W36 in the chicken-egg landscape, in Jul-23, Chile's egg production decreased by 3.3% month-on-month (MoM), from 347,930,942 units to 336,515,176 units. This decline was primarily driven by a 6% MoM reduction in white egg production, equivalent to 14,591,164 fewer units, while colored egg production increased by 3.1% MoM, by 3,175,398 units. Additionally, the number of laying hens decreased by 4.1% year-on-year (YoY) compared to Jul-22, totaling 14,257,102 units.

Moreover, in Jul-23, extra-large and large white eggs decreased by 4.4% YoY and 1.2% YoY, totaling 73,387,331 and 66,932,022 units respectively. Conversely, colored extra-large and large eggs saw a YoY increase of 21.3% and 7.9%, totaling 35,533,688 and 36,870,444 units respectively. In terms of regional production, the Metropolitan region was responsible for 41.8% of the national total of eggs in Jul-23, with a 6.4% YoY increase. On the other hand, the Valparaíso region, with a 16.0% share of the national total, experienced a 5.5% YoY decrease in production during the same period.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has approved Turkey as an exporter of chicken eggs to Singapore, increasing the number of countries and regions authorized to do so to 19, up from 12 in 2019. This decision comes as Singapore aims to enhance its food security, acknowledging global uncertainties in food supplies, especially eggs. The shortage of eggs worldwide is attributed to factors like an unprecedented bird flu outbreak, supply chain disruptions, and escalating feed and fuel expenses.

In Q2-23, chicken egg production in Brazil reached 1.05 billion dozen, marking a 2.9% YoY increase and making it the second-highest quarterly production on record. Among the states, Paraná saw the largest quarterly growth, with an increase of 70.44 million, followed by Rio Grande do Sul (57.12 million units), Ceará (53.04 million units), and São Paulo (40.8 million units). Paraná, contributing 10.1% to the national production, is the second-largest egg producer in Brazil, trailing São Paulo (26.5%) and surpassing Minas Gerais (8.9%) and Espírito Santo (8%).

Along with the cultivation of 200 acres of corn for producing 30 thousand metric tons (mt) of chicken feed annually, a USD 15 million investment in the construction of the Liberian American Poultry Farm is expected to boost Libya's yearly egg production by over 100 million eggs, reducing its dependence on egg imports and achieving self-sufficiency. Liberian President Weah has requested a 10-year tax exemption to support the project's development.

Lastly, in Russia, from Jan-23 to Jul-23, the production volume of chicken eggs in agricultural organizations of Mordovia amounted to 829.5 million units. Mordovia had the highest production volume in the Volga Federal District.

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