Egg imports halt in Iran as production increases

8 May 2018, at 12:00am

Egg imports have come to a halt following the rise in domestic production and the return of supply-demand balance in Iran, secretary-general of Iran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hens said

Farzad Talakesh added that egg prices are set to decline in the next Iranian month (starting 22 May), reports the Financial Tribune.

“Domestic demand during the holy month of Ramadan (15 May-14 June) will be met with domestic supply and there will be no need for imports,” Talakesh was quoted as saying by IRNA.

With the outbreak of the deadly avian flu in Iranian chicken farms late last year (which ended 20 March), balance between supply and demand was disturbed due to the loss of many chickens, leading to an increase in egg prices.

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