Supermarkets in Hungary sell 1.2 billion eggs per year, with one fifth of them imported.
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’.