Sunny side up: Rising egg consumption from the health-conscious public will boost revenue

The Chicken Egg Production industry has benefited from campaigns advertising the health benefits of eggs. Increased demand from food manufacturers and the growing popularity of specialty and processed eggs have drive revenue growth. Despite this growth, profit margin has suffered from rising feed costs and regulations regarding animal welfare. Over the next five years, increases in eggs prices and consumption will drive modest revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
143,740
Businesses
132,549

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer interest in dietary health will keep demand for eggs stable
  • The gap between what large operators and small farmers can yield has increased
  • The industry is expected to continue expanding its overseas presence over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry in the Chicken Egg Production industry are moderate and depend on the scale of production the entrant pursues. Generally, all inputs are readily available and there are often a number of poultry farms for sale. Nonetheless, two obstacles facing new entrants are the costs of capital equipment and the number of regulations governing the industry.Costs associated with the establishment of a chicken egg farm can deter new entrants, especially those who seek to get involved with cage egg or barn production. Participants in this industry need to purchase equipment such as climate and light controlled laying houses and automatic feeding systems. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chicken Egg Production Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Long-term sales contracts
  • Locating near key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food manufacturing and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Chicken Egg Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chicken Egg Production Industry?

    This industry primarily raises chickens for egg production. The eggs produced may be sold for use as table eggs or hatching eggs.

    Industry Products
  • Table eggs produced by battery chickens (white)
  • Table eggs produced by battery chickens (brown)
  • Table eggs produced by cage-free chickens
  • Table eggs produced by organic chickens
  • Hatching eggs
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing chicken eggs
  • Producing hens for egg-laying purposes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Per capita egg consumption
  • Price of feed
  • Price of eggs
  • Demand from egg and poultry wholesaling

  • Current Performance
  • Health perceptions drive premium products
  • HPAI, lower feed prices and increasing profit margin
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption trends
  • International Trade
  • Animal welfare and environmental concerns
  • Table: Chicken Egg Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chicken Egg Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bread Production
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Veterinary Services

  • Products & Services
  • Table eggs produced by battery chickens (white)
  • Hatching eggs
  • Table eggs produced by cage-free chickens
  • Table eggs produced by battery chickens (brown)
  • Table eggs produced by organic chickens
  • Chart: Chicken Egg Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Lifestyles
  • Marketing
  • Population and incomes

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Egg processors and food manufacturers
  • Food-service establishments
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, marketing and rent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chicken Egg Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cal-Maine Foods Inc., Rose Acre Farms, Inc.,
  • Table: Cal-Maine Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rose Acre Farms, Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chicken Egg Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chicken Egg Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita egg consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Free-Range
  • A method of production where hens are free to graze and move around, with feed, water and shelter provided.
  • Intensive Cage System
  • A system, also known as battery cages, where hens are placed in separate side-by-side and stacked cages.
  • Layers
  • A hen raised to produce eggs.
  • Molting
  • When an animal sheds at specific times in the year or at specific points in its life cycle.
  • Pullets
  • A young female chicken that has not yet laid eggs.
  • Table Eggs
  • The industry's main product that usually ends up on consumer plates; also known as shell eggs.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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