Fresh Eggs Exporters by Country

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Globally, fresh eggs exports by country totaled US$2.3 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects an -8.1% decline for all fresh eggs shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014 when shipments were worth $2.5 billion. Year over year, the value of exported fresh eggs increased 4.2% from 2017 to 2018.

According to the information portal Farm Flavor, eggs are the world’s eighth-most popular food ahead of apples then soup.

Among continents, Europe sold the highest dollar worth of exported fresh eggs during 2018 with shipments valued at $1.4 billion or approaching two-thirds (62.9%) of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 31.1% while 5.1% of worldwide shipments for fresh eggs originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America (0.5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Oceania (0.2%) led by New Zealand, then Africa (0.1%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 047021 for fresh eggs in shell of domestic fowls (excluding eggs fertilized for incubation).

Top Fresh Eggs Exports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of fresh eggs during 2018.

  1. Netherlands: US$530.1 million (23.3% of total exported fresh eggs)
  2. Turkey: $349.2 million (15.4%)
  3. Poland: $246.2 million (10.8%)
  4. Germany: $152.1 million (6.7%)
  5. Malaysia: $139.5 million (6.1%)
  6. United States: $115.5 million (5.1%)
  7. China: $109.6 million (4.8%)
  8. Ukraine: $94.1 million (4.1%)
  9. Spain: $94 million (4.1%)
  10. Belgium: $71.6 million (3.1%)
  11. Thailand: $30.9 million (1.4%)
  12. Russia: $28.7 million (1.3%)
  13. India: $27.6 million (1.2%)
  14. Belarus: $27 million (1.2%)
  15. France: $25.4 million (1.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 89.7% of all fresh eggs exported in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing fresh eggs exporters since 2014 were: Russia (up 176.5%), Thailand (up 123%), Spain (up 114%) and India (up 17%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported fresh eggs sales were led by: Belarus (down -50.4%), France (down -39.4%), United States (down -36.3%), Germany (down -19.6%) and Netherlands (down -12.3%).


The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for fresh eggs during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported fresh eggs and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Turkey: US$347.8 million (net export surplus up 0.3% since 2014)
  2. Netherlands: $280.7 million (down -18.4%)
  3. Poland: $236.2 million (up 6.4%)
  4. Malaysia: $139.5 million (down -1.5%)
  5. United States: $115.3 million (down -32.8%)
  6. China: $109.6 million (down -9.8%)
  7. Ukraine: $94.1 million (down -2.6%)
  8. Spain: $86.2 million (up 118.9%)
  9. Thailand: $30.9 million (up 142.9%)
  10. India: $27.1 million (up 15.1%)
  11. Belarus: $27 million (down -50.3%)
  12. Kazakhstan: $19 million (up 768.5%)
  13. Latvia: $13.7 million (up 123.9%)
  14. Finland: $12.4 million (up 37.7%)
  15. Japan: $11.7 million (reversing a -$1.3 million deficit)

Turkey has the highest surplus in the international trade of fresh eggs. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Turkish competitive advantage for this specific product category.


The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for fresh eggs during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported fresh eggs purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. Germany: -US$512.4 million (net export deficit up 10.9% since 2014)
  2. Iraq: -$303.3 million (no 2014 data)
  3. Hong Kong: -$201.9 million (up 10.5%)
  4. Singapore: -$116.3 million (down -10.4%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: -$66.6 million (up 90.3%)
  6. Canada: -$56.3 million (down -16.8%)
  7. Switzerland: -$44.1 million (down -11.8%)
  8. Italy: -$35.7 million (down -49.6%)
  9. United Kingdom: -$30.7 million (down -32.4%)
  10. Austria: -$30.5 million (up 98.6%)
  11. Israel: -$30.5 million (up 43.5%)
  12. Qatar: -$29.3 million (up 471.2%)
  13. France: -$28.3 million (down -313.8%)
  14. Oman: -$21.9 million (up 53%)
  15. Iran: -$20.6 million (no 2014 data)

Germany incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of fresh eggs. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights Germany’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for fresh eggs-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful consumer demand.


Exporters of Fresh Eggs Companies

Below are global producers, trading companies, agents, distributors or wholesalers that represent established players engaged in the international trade of fresh eggs. The home country for each entity is shown within parenthesis.

  • Burnbrae Farms (Canada)
  • Chickfriend (Netherlands)
  • Poultry-Vision (Belgium)
  • Rose Acre Farms (United States)
  • Rose Acre Farms (United States)
  • Suguna Foods (India)
  • Swiss Farms (United States)
  • Vital Farms (United States)

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are also examples of fresh eggs exporters. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • Aldera Dis Ticaret Ve Danismanlik (Turkey)
  • Aspro BV (Netherlands)
  • Camar Agroalimentaria SL (Spain)
  • Easy Connect (Germany)
  • EuroCommerce Ltd (Ukraine)
  • Konica Pheasant Breed Farm (China)
  • Methos LLC (Poland)
  • QL Deli Fresh (Malaysia)


Searchable List of Fresh Eggs Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterFresh Eggs Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Netherlands$530.1 million23.3%
2.Turkey$349.2 million15.4%
3.Poland$246.2 million10.8%
4.Germany$152.1 million6.7%
5.Malaysia$139.5 million6.1%
6.United States$115.5 million5.1%
7.China$109.6 million4.8%
8.Ukraine$94.1 million4.1%
9.Spain$94 million4.1%
10.Belgium$71.6 million3.1%
11.Thailand$30.9 million1.4%
12.Russia$28.7 million1.3%
13.India$27.6 million1.2%
14.Belarus$27 million1.2%
15.France$25.4 million1.1%
16.Latvia$24 million1.1%
17.Kazakhstan$19.6 million0.9%
18.Italy$16.3 million0.7%
19.Bulgaria$14.9 million0.7%
20.Romania$14.5 million0.6%
21.Japan$13.8 million0.6%
22.Finland$13.3 million0.6%
23.Lithuania$11.6 million0.5%
24.Ireland$11.6 million0.5%
25.Portugal$11.5 million0.5%
26.Czech Republic$9.2 million0.4%
27.Brazil$7.9 million0.3%
28.Jordan$7.7 million0.3%
29.Austria$7.4 million0.3%
30.Hong Kong$5.1 million0.2%
31.New Zealand$4.7 million0.2%
32.Slovakia$4.2 million0.2%
33.Sweden$3.5 million0.2%
34.United Kingdom$3.4 million0.2%
35.Denmark$3 million0.1%
36.Croatia$2.5 million0.1%
37.Serbia$2.5 million0.1%
38.Pakistan$2.4 million0.1%
39.South Africa$2.1 million0.1%
40.Hungary$1.8 million0.1%
41.Honduras$1.6 million0.1%
42.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1.3 million0.1%
43.Slovenia$1.3 million0.1%
44.Singapore$1.2 million0.1%
45.Albania$1.1 million0.05%
46.Estonia$1.1 million0.05%
47.North Macedonia$849,0000.04%
71.United Arab Emirates$6,0000.0003%
74.Ivory Coast$2,0000.0001%
79.El Salvador$1,0000.00004%

See also Top Milk Exporting Countries, Cheese Exports by Country and Chicken Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Supplier showroom for chicken eggs. Accessed on September 15, 2018

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 30, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 30, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 30, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 30, 2019

Wikipedia, Poultry farming. Accessed on September 15, 2018