The number of laying hens decreased by 5.9%. Production of both white and colored eggs decreased significantly.
The National Institute of Statistics (INE) has released the results of the Egg Production Survey (EPH) conducted in collaboration with the Agricultural Research and Policy Office (Odepa).
This analysis provides insight into the structure and production dynamics of the recent poultry subsector, which has been affected by the recession for several months. Avian influenza .
According to the union, more than 850,000 birds have been culled, affecting 17,000 jobs as a result.
Meanwhile, the government says the opposite is true for eggs, despite falling food prices.
Considering diseases affecting birds, forest fires in the summer, and low import volumes of the product, the bill was passed.
The INE report detailed the following in April of this year: Chilean egg production registered a monthly decline of 7.7%, from 345,633,159 to 318,936,040.
This decline was primarily due to a decrease in white egg production (8.5% decrease) and a 6.0% decrease in the number of colored eggs.
In the same month’s analysis, The number of laying hens decreased by 5.9% Compared to March, the total reached 14,010,298 units.
In terms of egg weight
By egg weight, there was a noticeable monthly decrease in extra-large (61-68 grams) and large (54-61 grams) eggs.
of white egg Units of these sizes decreased by 13.2% and 8.9% respectively (65,026,403 and 63,645,686 total units respectively).
Production of colored eggs decreased by 6.1% for extra-large size and by 5.9% for large size, totaling 28,156,562 eggs and 36,113,503 eggs.
Production volume by region
The Tokyo metropolitan area produces 41.0% of the national egg production 130,792,503 units, followed by the Valparaiso region with a share of 15.3% and production volume of 48,749,874 units, and the Euvre region with a share of 10.0% and production volume of 32,051,926 units.
Decreases of 2.7% and 4.9% for white eggs and 0.2% and 9.9% for colored eggs were observed in the metropolitan and Valparaíso regions, respectively.
Meanwhile, Eublé saw a 5.9% decline in white egg production and a 3.5% increase in colored egg production.
Finally, the largest number of layer hens was recorded in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which accounted for 40.9% of the national total, or 5,729,668. With Valparaíso he ranked second with 15.6% with 2,182,361 entries, followed by Euble with 9.4% with 1,315,551 entries.