What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Iran resumes egg exports to Iraq

27 July, 2019

Egg exports to Iraq started again this week. A total of 13 thousand tons of eggs were exported in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (began March 20). 24 thousand tons of eggs were deployed  in the same period last year indicating a 50-percent decline. The daily exports volume resides between 150 to 200 tons at the present time; given that Pakistan is not supplying egg demands of Afghanistan, the Afghans import the product form Iran. 
A ban on exports of day-old chickens, chicken meat and broiler eggs have been lifted by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade. Lifting the ban, aims to prevent the loss-making of domestic producers. 
These exports were banned to secure domestic supplies, prevent shortage and control rising prices in the domestic market.
Iran produces over 2.1 million chickens in 20,000 farms annually. 
Before the ban was put in place, close to 100,000 tons of chicken were exported from Iran annually.
According to the National Chicken Farm Owners Union, Iranians consume around 25 kilograms of chicken annually and rank seventh and first in the product’s consumption in the world and the Middle East respectively.
Latest available data on egg production show a total of 940,000 tons were produced in the fiscal March 2016-17.
Iran’s per capita egg consumption is estimated at 11.5 kilogram. More than 6,500 tons of eggs were exported in the past one and a half months to Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman and Qatar.