Hungary hits top five for eggs
Hungary is now among the top five egg-consuming countries
in the world, with an annual per capita consumption of 300 eggs.
Supermarkets in Hungary sell 1.2 billion eggs per year, with one fifth of
There are around 15 million hens in the country, of which 50% are used for
breeding. Hungarian farms produce about 2.95 billion eggs a year, generating a
revenue of Ft25 billion (US$118 million).
Egg consumption per capita per annum varies from
country to country (for example in 2002, Mexico =
321, USA =
255, France = 248, Portugal = 186,
India = 40).
The International Egg Commission
established World Egg Day for egg
associations, companies, retailers and egg industries around the world to
celebrate the 'natural nutrition, versatility, convenience, economy and health
aspects of egg products'.
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