Egg sales have continued to soar in 2016, building on several years of strong growth, according to the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC).
Retail egg sales have increased by 3.7% year-on-year in volume terms, reported BEIC, basing its figures on data provided by Kantar Worldpanel for the period to October 9, 2016. This is equivalent to an extra annual sale of around 204 million eggs.
As a result, a total of 12.5 billion eggs are expected to be eaten in the UK this year, which is around 34m every day, a figure which puts total consumption at its highest level since the early 1980s.
“Eggs are on trend, with consumption soaring among consumers who are recognising their speed, convenience, versatility and cost effectiveness, but also increasingly their health credentials,” commented BEIC chairman, Andrew Joret (pictured above).