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Output of Hungaryʼs large egg farms set to fall in 2019

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The output of large Hungarian egg producers is expected to drop to 1 -1.2 billion eggs this year, down from 1.24 bln in 2018, the head of the Hungarian Egg Association said, news site mfor.hu reported.

Györgyi Molnár noted that output of the country’s largest egg farms fell 9% in the first half of the year from the corresponding period a year earlier. The drop followed a full-year increase of almost 11% in 2018, she added.

In addition to large farms, smaller producers turn out about 600 million eggs a year. Another 480-500 mln eggs are imported.

Large egg farms satisfy 52% of domestic demand for eggs, small producers 26%, and imports 21-22%. 

Last year, Hungarians consumed 238 eggs per capita, on average, according to data compiled by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

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