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Chicken Egg Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Chicken Egg Production Market Research Report | NAICS 11231 | Sep 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Chicken Egg Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Consumer interest in dietary health will keep demand for eggs stable
  • Rising feed costs and new regulations have hurt industry profit margins
  • The industry is expected to continue expanding its overseas presence over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Egg producers are spread throughout the nation, but the industry is concentrated in the Plains, Southeast and Great Lakes regions. Together, these areas account for about 70.0% of US egg production. Based on the number of eggs produced, the top-five egg-producing states are Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and California. According to the American Egg Board, these five states represent about 50.0% of all US layers.

Egg farming tends to develop near major cities or large provincial towns, placing producers close to major centers that have an abundance of downstream food manufacturing and retail outlets. Locating close to downstream buyers is beneficial for industry operators because eggs are fragile and difficult to transport safely. Bec.. ... 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... purchase to read more


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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)Hatching eggsSpecialty eggsTable eggs produced by free-range chickensOther products
    Industry Activities
    Producing chicken eggsProducing hens for egg-laying purposes

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 and growing segments
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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)
  • Table eggs produced by battery chickens (brown)
  • Hatching eggs
  • Specialty eggs
  • Table eggs produced by free-range chickens
  • Other products
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Cal-Maine Foods Inc.
    Rose Acre Farms, Inc.
    Land O'Lakes Inc.
    Michael Foods, Inc.
  • Table: Cal-Maine Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rose Acre Farms, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Land O'Lakes Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Michael Foods, Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Chicken Egg Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita egg consumption (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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