Food - Drink
Most Of The World's Eggs Come From This Country
By KATHERINE BECK
Eggs are incredibly popular all over the world as a versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. It’s easy to see why this versatile source of protein, vitamins, and amino acids is so beloved worldwide, but we can thank one country in particular for supplying the world with more eggs than any other nation.
China reigns supreme as the top egg producer in the world, and has held that title since 1985. In addition to owning over 50% of the world's market share of eggs, the country is credited with producing 24.8 billion kilograms of unprocessed, in-shell hens eggs annually, though in 2021 alone, its chickens laid 29,315,766 tons of eggs.
In 2021, India produced the second-largest number of eggs at around 6,710,000 tons, followed by the United States with 6,643,722 tons. Egg production in China is important for more than economic reasons, as eggs are an important source of protein in many Chinese diets, and egg consumption is set to increase even more in the future.