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Eggs Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product Type (Conventional, Cage-Free, Organic, and Free-Range), By End-Use (Food Service and Retail (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Grocery Store, E-commerce, and Others)), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Last Updated: June 03, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI108483

 

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The global eggs market size was valued at USD 143.29 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow from USD 150.84 billion in 2024 to USD 222.86 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.40% from 2024 to 2032.


The nutritional benefits and higher affordability of eggs significantly contribute to the rising global consumption rate, thus driving market growth. Egg producers are constantly developing and adopting new and more animal-friendly methods, responding to the evolving consumer base. Various types of eggs are available in the market, such as conventional, cage-free, organic, and free-range, among which organic and free-range eggs have brought new opportunities. The market is further segmented by end-use into food service and retail. The food service industry has shown significant growth in consumption, offering new and creative dishes in various cuisines across the globe.


The COVID-19 pandemic caused several supply chain constraints. However, owing to the increasing awareness of healthy eating and the benefits of protein consumption, the market saw a changing consumer trend with the rising demand for protein and healthy food products. This factor contributed to a rise in the demand for eggs in the global market. However, several supply chain constraints caused by the closing of borders and travel restrictions created a significant gap in the supply chain, resulting in an increase in the prices of eggs in the retail channel. Furthermore, closing of public places and food service establishments to curb the spread of the virus resulted in a significant decline in the demand for eggs.


For instance, in March 2020, McDonald's announced the closure of their full-day breakfast menu due to the complexity created by the pandemic.


Eggs Market Trends


Growing Adoption of Organic and Free-Range Eggs to Fuel Market Growth


The consumption patterns of consumers have undergone significant changes, mainly due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, as per a survey conducted between August 2020 and October 2021 by the Food Standards Agency of the U.K., consumers have shown a noticeable inclination toward improved nutritional behaviors and safe food practices. Furthermore, consumers have increasingly sought clean-label products, reflecting a growing awareness of animal cruelty and the negative aspects of the poultry industry. Additionally, the rising preference for healthier products has significantly contributed to the increasing adoption of organic eggs in the market. Organic or free-range eggs are considered to be more nutritious than conventional products. For example, Egg Farms of Canada states that organic or free-range eggs have higher levels of omega-3 compared to conventional eggs.


As a result, manufacturers have been upgrading poultry farms and enhancing the production capacity of organic, cage-free, and free-range products. For example, in August 2021, Versova Holdings announced the acquisition of Thompson Farm to augment its cage-free production capacity.


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Eggs Market Growth Factors


Rising Awareness of Health and Fitness among Consumers is Driving Market Growth


The market has been experiencing sustained growth in egg consumption for years. Post-pandemic, the market observed a sudden surge in demand for eggs due to increased egg consumption among consumers across different demographics. Rising awareness among consumers regarding healthier diets and an overall increase in health consciousness have significantly influenced the demand for eggs in the market. For instance, in 2021, according to a survey conducted by the UK Health Security Agency and the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities, approximately 80% of people over 18 years of age expressed their intent to adopt a healthier lifestyle and diet.


Government initiatives aimed at spreading awareness among consumers about the health benefits associated with egg consumption have further boosted the demand for eggs in the market. Additionally, major industry players are launching campaigns and products, contributing to market growth during the forecast period. For example, in May 2023, Eggoz, a well-known India-based egg brand, launched a new campaign to raise consumer awareness about farm-fresh and chemical-free eggs for a healthier diet. Changes in consumer behavior are also driving market growth.


Rapid Adoption of Technology by Market Players to Drive the Market Growth


In recent years, the egg industry has witnessed rapid technological advancements, including the integration of IoT and big data analytics, among others. These technological developments have brought significant improvements to the manufacturing and supply chain processes in the global market. Additionally, the rapid advancement in the e-commerce industry, particularly in terms of swift delivery, is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period.


These new technologies have provided manufacturers with the means to mitigate transportation and supply chain challenges and meet the growing demand for eggs efficiently. For instance, in May 2023, OVO Farms, one of India's largest egg producers, announced the integration of blockchain technology into its production and supply chains. According to the company, this technological implementation will enhance transparency with consumers, reduce costs, and improve delivery by enhancing traceability at every step of the supply chain, from the farm to the consumer.


RESTRAINING FACTORS


Climate Change and Global Warming to Restrain Market Growth


The rising global temperature due to climate change has a detrimental impact on egg production. The increased heat affects the size, quality, and quantity of eggs produced in poultry farms. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hens exposed to prolonged periods of extreme heat experience productivity losses and increased production costs. The hotter climate makes hens more susceptible to diseases, thereby restraining market growth. Data from The FoodPrint, a project by The GRACE Communication Foundation, indicates that elevated levels of ammonia, methane, and temperature in poultry environments lead to respiratory ailments, anxiety, and other problems that affect egg production, both in terms of quality and quantity. Climate change also contributes to a high mortality rate among hens due to a depressed immune system and reproductive failure, further increasing production costs. Thus, the escalating effects of global warming are expected to restrain the eggs market growth during the forecast period.


Eggs Market Segmentation Analysis


By Product Type Analysis


Conventional Products to Dominate the Market Owing to their High Consumption


By product type, the market is segmented into conventional, cage-free, organic, and free-range. The conventional product type segment is estimated to hold a high market share during the forecast period due to the higher availability of products. The abundance of conventional eggs is attributed to the production method being one of the oldest and most convenient, with a higher production rate. Additionally, organic and other product production is limited among large manufacturers, as local and small-scale market players prefer the conventional production method due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness, increasing the market penetration of conventional eggs.


However, organic products are expected to observe a higher CAGR during the forecast period with new product launches and developments by companies, owing to the changing consumer inclination.


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By End-Use Analysis


Grocery Store Retail Segment to Remain Dominant Due to Easy Accessibility  


Based on end-use, the market is segmented into food service and retail. The retail segment, further divided into supermarkets/hypermarkets, grocery stores, e-commerce, and others, holds the highest market share owing to the easier accessibility provided by the grocery stores. Furthermore, the higher convenience of supermarkets/hypermarkets and e-commerce is expected to fuel the eggs market share during the forecast period. The advancement and expansion of the e-commerce segment will also be a significant driving factor. For instance, according to a report published by Swiggy, a major food and grocery delivery platform based in India, Swiggy Instamart delivered around 50 million orders of eggs between 2020 and 2022.


REGIONAL INSIGHTS


Asia Pacific Eggs Market Size, 2023 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific will hold the highest market share during the forecast period as the region consists of China, India, Japan, and other countries known for their higher egg consumption rate, making it the leading region in the global market. Furthermore, China and India, being prominent producers, further contribute to the region's position as a leading market. For instance, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, in 2020, China’s egg production accounted for around 40% of global egg production


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North America is expected to hold a major share in the global market after Asia Pacific as eggs are a widely consumed product in the U.S. and Mexico. Asia Pacific and North America are followed by Europe, which includes France, Germany, Italy, and the U.K., where eggs are a prominent product in the local cuisine. South America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to rapidly grow during the forecast period with a rising consumer inclination toward healthy diets and the rapid growth of the foodservice industry in the region.


List of Key Companies in Eggs Market


Increasing Key Players Investments in Technological Advancement to Aid Market Growth


Some major players operating in the market include Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., Rose Acre Farms, Inc., and Hillandale Farms, S.A. Conventional eggs have a higher production rate owing to the convenience and efficiency of conventional methods. However, manufacturers are increasing investments in technological advancements to increase the production rate of organic products due to their rising demand. For instance, in April 2022, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced that they had ramped up investments in the organic product range to meet the increasing demand for organic products.


LIST OF KEY COMPANIES PROFILED:



  • Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Rose Acre Farms Inc. (U.S.)

  • Hillandale Farms (U.S.)

  • Versova Holdings LLP (U.S.)

  • Daybreak Foods (U.S.)

  • CP Group (Thailand)

  • Beijing Dequingyuan Agricultural Technology Co. Ltd. (China)

  • Ise Inc. (Japan)

  • Arab Company of Livestock Development (ACOUD) (Saudi Arabia)

  • Gemperle Family Farms (U.S.)


KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS:



  • June 2022: ISE Food Inc., one of the leading egg producers in Japan, announced its expansion into the Indian market by launching its products in several retail channels in India. The launch aims to cater to the growing Indian egg market.

  • March 2022: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., a leading global egg producer, announced a USD 82 million investment to increase its cage-free egg production capacity. The new project will provide a production capacity for around 810,000 cage-free hens with four new cage-free houses and two pullet houses. The new investment aims to meet the changing consumer demand for organic and cage-free products.

  • November 2021: New Barn Organics, in partnership with NestFresh Eggs, announced the launch of its Regenerative Organic Certified Pasture Raised Eggs. The new partnership and launch are in line with the company's commitment to sustainability.

  • February 2021: Good Eggs, a grocery delivery startup, announced a funding round of USD 100 million to expand its operations in Southern California, aiming to increase market penetration and geographical presence in response to the rising demand for online groceries and eggs in the region.

  • September 2019: Bell Mount Farming and EggBase, a well-known egg producer in the U.K., announced plans to introduce new and advanced manufacturing setups, supported by the U.K. government's Made Smarter program, aiming for improved efficiency and sustainability.


REPORT COVERAGE


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The research report provides a detailed market analysis and focuses on key aspects such as competitive landscape, product types, and End-Use. Furthermore, it offers insights into market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the abovementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors contributing to recent market growth.


Report Scope & Segmentation

















































ATTRIBUTE



DETAILS



Study Period



2019-2032



Base Year



2023



Estimated Year



2024



Forecast Period



2024-2032



Historical Period



2019-2022



Growth Rate



CAGR of 5.40% from 2024-2032



Unit



Value (USD Billion)



Segmentation



By Product Type



  • Conventional

  • Cage-Free

  • Organic

  • Free-Range



By End-Use



  • Foodservice

  • Retail

    • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

    • Grocery Store

    • E-commerce

    • Others





By Geography



  • North America (By Product Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • U.S. (By End-Use)

    • Canada (By End-Use)

    • Mexico (By End-Use)



  • Europe (By Product Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • U.K. (By End-Use)

    • France (By End-Use)

    • Germany (By End-Use)

    • Italy (By End-Use)

    • Spain (By End-Use)

    • Rest of Europe (By End-Use)



  • Asia Pacific (By Product Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • China (By End-Use)

    • India (By End-Use)

    • Japan (By End-Use)

    • Australia (By End-Use)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By End-Use)



  • South America (By Product Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • Brazil (By End-Use)

    • Argentina (By End-Use)

    • Rest of South America (By End-Use)



  • Middle East and Africa (By Product Type, End-Use, and Country)

    • South Africa (By End-Use)

    • UAE (By End-Use)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By End-Use)






 




Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says the global market size was valued at USD 136.17 billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.40% during the forecast period (2023-2030).

The conventional product type segment is expected to be the leading product segment in the global market.

The rising awareness of health and fitness among consumers is causing a surge in household consumption of eggs, thus driving the global market's growth.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., Rose Acre Farms, Inc., S.A., and Hillandale Farms are a few of the top players in the global market.

Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share throughout the forecast period.

The foodservice segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period.

The negative impact of global warming on egg production restrains market growth.

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