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Tenth Year of Growth for UK Egg Sales

31 January 2017

UK - Retail egg sales grew by almost 5 per cent in 2016, equating to more than 250 million extra eggs, according to latest data issued by British Lion eggs.

This year also sees the 10th consecutive year of growth for egg sales, during which time retail volume sales have grown by 1.5 billion eggs.

Last year’s sales were boosted by a particularly strong second half of the year which saw volume sales grow by 6 per cent. Market value also returned in the second half of the year, rising by 6 per cent to ensure that egg market value finished almost 3 per cent higher than 2015.

Retail sales have been driven by free range with sales up by more than 11 per cent (340 million additional eggs), as consumers continue to trade up. Organic eggs also saw significant growth, up by 16 per cent, albeit from a very small base.

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