Egg Products
Egg Products

ISSN: 1949-0402

Released February 27, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Shell Eggs Broken Up 8 Percent from Last Year

January 2018 contained 23 weekdays (including 2 holidays) and 4 Saturdays. 
January 2019 contained 23 weekdays (including 2 holidays) and 4 Saturdays. 

Shell eggs broken totaled 211 million dozen during January 2019, up 8 percent 
from January a year ago, and 3 percent above the 206 million dozen broken 
during the previous month.

During calendar year 2018, shell eggs broken totaled 2.4 billion dozen, up 4 
percent from 2017. 

Data presented in this report were compiled from Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS) inspection reports. The best available data at the time of 
publication were used.

Federally Inspected Shell Eggs Broken - United States: January 2019 with Comparisons
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                                        :            :            :            :      Percent of       
                                        :  January   :  December  :  January   :-----------------------
             Inspected item             :    2018    :    2018    :    2019    :  January  : December  
                                        :            :            :            :   2018    :   2018    
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                                        :  ---------- 1,000 dozen ----------        --- percent ---    
                                        :                                                              
Shell eggs broken ...................   :  194,454      205,614      210,889        108         103    
                                        :                                                              
                                        :  ---------- 1,000 pounds ---------        --- percent ---    
                                        :                                                              
Edible product from shell eggs broken   :                                                              
Whole ..................................:  157,592      164,691      167,585        106         102    
White ..................................:   63,082       66,065       67,628        107         102    
Yolk ...................................:   31,992       32,883       34,133        107         104    
                                        :                                                              
Total ..................................:  252,666      263,639      269,346        107         102    
                                        :                                                              
Inedible product from shell eggs broken :   21,541       22,735       22,669        105         100    
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Federally Inspected Shell Eggs Broken, Monthly and Cumulative -
United States: 2017-2018
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               :              Monthly              :            Cumulative             
               :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
     Month     :           :           :  2018 as  :           :           :  2018 as  
               :           :           :  percent  :           :           :  percent  
               :   2017    :   2018    :  of 2017  :   2017    :   2018    :  of 2017  
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               :  --- 1,000 dozen ---     percent    ---- 1,000 dozen ----    percent  
               :                                                                       
January .......:  196,194     194,454        99        196,194     194,454       99    
February ......:  185,764     177,111        95        381,958     371,565       97    
March .........:  198,021     186,544        94        579,979     558,109       96    
April .........:  183,792     192,075       105        763,771     750,184       98    
May ...........:  196,406     207,660       106        960,177     957,844      100    
June ..........:  198,130     206,715       104      1,158,307   1,164,559      101    
July ..........:  191,275     203,097       106      1,349,582   1,367,656      101    
August ........:  198,095     213,290       108      1,547,677   1,580,946      102    
September .....:  183,780     203,777       111      1,731,457   1,784,723      103    
October .......:  197,501     211,344       107      1,928,958   1,996,067      103    
November ......:  188,873     197,801       105      2,117,831   2,193,868      104    
December ......:  189,192     205,614       109      2,307,023   2,399,482      104    
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Statistical Methodology

Data Sources: Data for the Egg Products report are obtained from Egg Products 
Volume Reports (FSIS Form 5200-11) completed by inspectors of FSIS, USDA. 
FSIS is responsible for administering a mandatory inspection program for egg 
products under the authority of the Egg Products Inspection Act of 1970. The 
act and its associated regulations require that all commercial egg breaking 
and processing plants operate under continuous USDA supervision. Reports are 
currently received from approximately 60 plants in the United States. Plant 
management provides monthly volume data to the resident USDA inspector at the 
applicable plant.

Revision Policy: Revisions are generally the result of late reports received 
by FSIS from plants. Revisions for the previous month and year-to-date totals 
are published in each monthly release.

Procedures and Reliability: FSIS reviews plant data for accuracy and 
completeness and provides NASS a data file. NASS reviews the data for unusual 
values. The egg products estimates are based on a census of all commercial 
egg breaking and processing plants; therefore, there are no statistical 
estimation and sampling errors.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock Branch of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to 
nass@nass.usda.gov

Travis Averill, Chief, Livestock Branch .......................................... (202) 720-3570

Tony Dorn, Head, Poultry and Specialty Commodities Section ....................... (202) 690-3223
   Holly Brenize - Poultry Slaughter.............................................. (202) 720-0585
   Alissa Cowell-Mytar - Cold Storage, Capacity of Refrigerated Warehouses ....... (202) 720-4751
   Liana Cuffman - Catfish and Trout, Egg Products, Mink, Census of Aquaculture .. (202) 720-8784
   Fatema Haque - Broiler Hatchery, Chicken Hatchery ............................. (202) 720-3244
   Kim Linonis - Layers, Eggs .................................................... (202) 690-3676
   Adam Peters - Turkey Hatchery, Turkeys Raised ................................. (202) 690-3237
   Erica Sadler - Cost of Pollination, Honey, Honey Bee Colonies ................. (202) 720-6147

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