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Forecast Egg Production in Mexico

08/16/2019

The USDA-FAS GAIN Report MX 9025 dated July 31st documents the projected 2020 production of eggs. The estimate is for 3.1 million metric tons corresponding to 4.29 billion dozen for the year. Given a population of 116 million, domestic production corresponds to a 2020 demand for  370 eggs per capita with a growth rate of 1.4 percent from the previous year. Eggs now represent 17 percent of animal protein consumed in Mexico.

Production is predominantly in Jalisco state with 54 percent of output followed by Puebla at 17 percent, Sonora, 5 percent and other states in low single digits. White eggs represent 98 percent of production allowing the U.S. to export caged-egg product for commercial sale subject to the new standard allowing for washing of eggs but with an obligatory cold chain.

During the first half of 2019, Mexico was ranked third in nations importing from the U.S. responsible for 12 percent of shell egg volume and 11.2 percent of total value at a unit price of $0.86 per dozen.

Mexico was the second-ranked importer of egg products during the first half of 2019 receiving 3,008 metric tons comprising 20.2 percent of U.S. export volume and 15.2 percent of value with a unit price of $2,360 per metric ton compared to the U.S. average export unit price of $3,117 per metric ton. Value of shell eggs exported to Mexico for the first half of 2019 amounted to $5.8 million. Egg product exports to Mexico during the same period attained $7.1 million.